Microsoft Lync Server CVE-2014-4071 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-69592
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2014-09-09T00:00:00



Microsoft Lync Server is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to cause the affected system to become unresponsive, resulting in a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Lync Server 2013


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.