Microsoft .NET Framework CVE-2014-4072 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-69603
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2014-09-09T00:00:00



Microsoft .NET Framework is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to degrade the performance of a .NET-enabled website, causing a denial of service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2


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 successful 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 may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

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