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Cisco Security Response: Mitigating Exploitation of the MS06-040 Service Buffer Vulnerability
From: "Paul Guibord" <pguibord () tngmail com>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 09:06:08 -0400

First off I hope this is the proper place to discuss this. Please read
the Security response from Cisco below. We have SSL VPN (SVC, Tunneling)
remote users that establish sessions with our corporate network. They
need the ability to map drives to servers once the session is
established. In order to map drives it requires that TCP ports 139 and
445 to be open and there in lies the problem so I cannot filter these
ports. Cisco's ASA Secure Desktop allows me to check for the presence of
service packs and any registry entry on the remote client PC's and can
restrict access if they are not installed. I believe that Microsoft
released a fix for this vulnerability last week and would like to ensure
that our remote users have the fix applied and if not deny access. Can
anyone provide the necessary registry entry that I am to look for to
ensure they have it installed before allowing them to establish a




Cisco Response
Vulnerability Characteristics
Attack Type: Unauthenticated, Remote, No interaction
Vulnerability Impact: Ability to perform remote code execution with the
privileges of SYSTEM or create a Denial of Service
Attack Vector: Network Traffic on TCP ports 139 and 445
CVE ID: 2006-3439
Vulnerability Overview
This document contains information to assist Cisco customers in
mitigating attempts to exploit the Microsoft Server Service Buffer
Overflow Vulnerability. There is a remote code execution vulnerability
in Server Service that could allow an attacker who successfully
exploited this vulnerability to take complete control of the affected
Computers using the following operating systems are affected:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

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