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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-0654

Original release date: 02/15/2011
Last revised: 05/05/2014


Integer underflow in the BowserWriteErrorLogEntry function in the Common Internet File System (CIFS) browser service in Mrxsmb.sys or bowser.sys in Active Directory in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (system crash) via a malformed BROWSER ELECTION message, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, aka "Browser Pool Corruption Vulnerability." NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2011/02/16/notes-on-exploitability-of-the-recent-windows-browser-protocol-issue.aspx
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2011/02/16/my-sweet-valentine-the-cifs-browser-protocol-heap-corruption-vulnerability.aspx
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#323172
External Source: EXPLOIT-DB
Name: 16166
External Source: BID
Name: 46360
External Source: XF
Name: ms-win-server-browser-bo(65376)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0394
Type: Advisory
External Source: MS
Name: MS11-019
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0938
Type: Advisory
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20110214 MS Windows Server 2003 AD Pre-Auth BROWSER ELECTION Remote Heap Overflow
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA11-102A
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025328
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12637

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12637
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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