Microsoft Windows 'UnhookWindowsHookEx' Local DoS Vulnerability

2008-12-02T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:900178
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (C) 2008 SecPod
Modified 2017-09-27T00:00:00

Description

This Microsoft Windows host is prone to denial of service vulnerability.

The flaw is due to error in 'UnhookWindowsHookEx' function. This can be exploited to cause system hang.

                                        
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# OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: secpod_ms_win_local_dos_vuln_900178.nasl 7293 2017-09-27 08:49:48Z cfischer $
# Description: Microsoft Windows 'UnhookWindowsHookEx' Local DoS Vulnerability
#
# Authors:
# Sharath S <sharaths@secpod.com>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (C) 2008 SecPod, http://www.secpod.com
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2
# (or any later version), as published by the Free Software Foundation.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
##############################################################################

tag_summary = "This Microsoft Windows host is prone to denial of service
  vulnerability.

  The flaw is due to error in 'UnhookWindowsHookEx' function. This can
  be exploited to cause system hang.";

tag_impact = "Attackers may exploit this issue to deny service to legitimate users.
  Impact Level: System";
tag_affected = "Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and prior.";
tag_solution = "No solution or patch was made available for at least one year
since disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore.
General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective
features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.
For updates refer to http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/default.aspx ";

if(description)
{
  script_id(900178);
  script_version("$Revision: 7293 $");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2017-09-27 10:49:48 +0200 (Wed, 27 Sep 2017) $");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2008-12-02 11:52:55 +0100 (Tue, 02 Dec 2008)");
  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-5044");
 script_bugtraq_id(32206);
  script_copyright("Copyright (C) 2008 SecPod");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"4.0");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family("Denial of Service");
  script_name("Microsoft Windows 'UnhookWindowsHookEx' Local DoS Vulnerability");

  script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://killprog.com/whk.zip");
  script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498165");

  script_dependencies("secpod_reg_enum.nasl");
  script_mandatory_keys("SMB/WindowsVersion");
  script_require_ports(139, 445);
  script_tag(name : "impact" , value : tag_impact);
  script_tag(name : "affected" , value : tag_affected);
  script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
  script_tag(name : "summary" , value : tag_summary);
  script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"registry");
  script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"WillNotFix");
  exit(0);
}

include("smb_nt.inc");
include("secpod_reg.inc");

if(hotfix_check_sp(win2003:3) <= 0){
  exit(0);
}
security_message(0);