Microsoft Windows XP vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS)


Microsoft Windows XP contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.

Microsoft Windows XP contains an issue when processing TCP packets, which may result in a denial-of-service (DoS).

HIRT (Hitachi Incident Response Team) reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 4.3 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

Microsoft Corporation
  • Microsoft Windows XP sp3


An attacker that can view the TCP communication of its target may cause a denial-of-service (DoS).

[Apply a workaround]
The following workaround may mitigate the affects of this vulnerability.

* Use a firewall to limit access to affected ports

According to the developer, the above workaround is the only solution for this vulnerability.
For more information, please refer to "References".
Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-DesignError) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)


  1. JVN : Information from Microsoft Japan Co.,Ltd.
  2. JVN : JVN#06924191
Revision History

  • [2011/08/19]
      Web page published