Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-060 - Critical
Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957280)
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This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in implementations of Active Directory on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker gains access to an affected network. This vulnerability only affects Microsoft Windows 2000 servers configured to be domain controllers. If a Microsoft Windows 2000 server has not been promoted to a domain controller, it will not be listening to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or LDAP over SSL (LDAPS) queries, and will not be exposed to this vulnerability.
This security update is rated Critical for implementations of Active Directory on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by correctly allocating memory for client LDAP requests. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.
Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.
Known Issues. None
The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
|Operating System||Component||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Bulletins Replaced by this Update|
|Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4||Active Directory||Remote Code Execution||Critical||MS08-035|
|Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4||Not applicable|
|Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3||ADAM|
|Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2||ADAM|
|Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2||Active Directory|
|Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2||Active Directory|
|Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems||Active Directory|
|Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1||Not applicable|
|Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1||Not applicable|
|Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems||Active Directory|
|Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems||Active Directory|
|Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems||Not applicable|
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Paul Miseiko of nCircle for reporting the Active Directory Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2008-4023)
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- V1.0 (October 14, 2008): Bulletin published.
- V1.1 (October 15, 2008): Updated the Non-Affected Software table.