Check Point Advisories

Preemptive Protection against Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator Vulnerability (MS06-018)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2006-041
Date Published: 9 May 2006
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Monday 07 May, 2007
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-018
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-0034
Protection Provided by:
Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) is a system service that coordinates transactions for Microsoft Windows platforms. A vulnerability was detected in the MDTC, allowing a remote attacker with the ability to send a crafted message to cause an affected system to stop responding.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-018
Vulnerability Detailsthe vulnerability is caused by an uncheked buffer in the MSDTC service. By sending a specially crafted message to an affected system, a remote attacker may cause the system to stop responding.

Protection Overview

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