Microsoft Network Policy Server RADIUS Implementation CVE-2016-0050 Denial of Service Vulnerability

2016-02-09T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-82513
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2016-02-09T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a denial of service vulnerability. Successful exploits may allow the attacker to cause a denial of service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Recommendations

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 a successful attack.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of suspicious or anomalous activity. This may help detect malicious actions that an attacker may take after successfully exploiting vulnerabilities in applications. Review all applicable logs regularly.

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