ID CVE-2009-1925
Summary The TCP/IP implementation in Microsoft Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2 and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 does not properly manage state information, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending packets to a listening service, and thereby triggering misinterpretation of an unspecified field as a function pointer, aka "TCP/IP Timestamps Code Execution Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2000:-:sp4
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp2
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:itanium
  • Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:-:x32
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit) (intial release)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 for Itanium-Based Systems
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:x64
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x86
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:x86
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp1:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (initial release)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 09-09-2009 - 12:07)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS09-048
bulletin_url
date 2009-09-08T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 967723
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Vulnerabilities in Windows TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIN_SERVER_2008_NTLM_PCI.NASL
    description According to the version number obtained by NTLM the remote host has Windows Server 2008 installed. The host may be vulnerable to a number of vulnerabilities including remote unauthenticated code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-17
    plugin id 108811
    published 2018-04-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=108811
    title Windows Server 2008 Critical RCE Vulnerabilities (uncredentialed) (PCI/DSS)
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS09-048.NASL
    description The TCP/IP implementation on the remote host has multiple flaws that could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent specially crafted TCP/IP packets over the network to a computer with a listening service : - A denial of service vulnerability exists in TCP/IP processing in Microsoft Windows due to the way that Windows handles an excessive number of established TCP connections. The affect of this vulnerability can be amplified by the requirement to process specially crafted packets with a TCP receive window size set to a very small value or zero. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by flooding a system with specially crafted packets causing the affected system to stop responding to new requests or automatically restart. (CVE-2008-4609) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows TCP/IP stack due to the TCP/IP stack not cleaning up state information correctly. This causes the TCP/IP stack to reference a field as a function pointer when it actually contains other information. An anonymous attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending specially crafted TCP/IP packets to a computer that has a service listening over the network. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. (CVE-2009-1925) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in TCP/IP processing in Microsoft Windows due to an error in the processing of specially crafted packets with a small or zero TCP receive window size. If an application closes a TCP connection with pending data to be sent and an attacker has set a small or zero TCP receive window size, the affected server will not be able to completely close the TCP connection. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by flooding a system with specially crafted packets causing the affected system to stop responding to new requests. The system would remain non-responsive even after the attacker stops sending malicious packets. (CVE-2009-1926)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 40891
    published 2009-09-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40891
    title MS09-048: Vulnerabilities in Windows TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (967723)
oval via4
accepted 2009-10-19T04:00:16.926-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
name Dragos Prisaca
organization Gideon Technologies, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1282
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2041
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4873
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5254
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5356
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6124
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5594
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5653
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6216
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium-Based Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6150
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1282
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2041
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4873
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5254
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5356
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6124
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5594
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5653
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6216
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium-Based Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6150
description The TCP/IP implementation in Microsoft Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2 and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 does not properly manage state information, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending packets to a listening service, and thereby triggering misinterpretation of an unspecified field as a function pointer, aka "TCP/IP Timestamps Code Execution Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6374
status accepted
submitted 2009-09-08T13:00:00
title TCP/IP Timestamps Code Execution Vulnerability
version 39
refmap via4
cert TA09-251A
ms MS09-048
Last major update 21-08-2010 - 01:33
Published 08-09-2009 - 18:30
Last modified 26-02-2019 - 09:04
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