Microsoft releases patches for Windows and Exchange SMTP DoS
During the recent patch Tuesday a collection of patches were released to address an SMTP denial of service vulnerability within both Windows and Exchange SMTP.
Vulnerabilities addressed include:
CVE-2010-0024 – The SMTP component in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, and Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2, and Exchange Server 2003 SP2, does not properly parse MX records, which allows remote DNS servers to cause a denial of service (service outage) via a crafted response to a DNS MX record query, aka “SMTP Server MX Record Vulnerability.”
CVE-2010-0025 – The SMTP component in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, and Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2, and Exchange Server 2000 SP3, does not properly allocate memory for SMTP command replies, which allows remote attackers to read fragments of e-mail messages by sending a series of invalid commands and then sending a STARTTLS command, aka “SMTP Memory Allocation Vulnerability.”
Patch locations below: