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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-004 Vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP Could Allow Denial of Service (946456) Windows Vista Critical 13-02-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This important update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) processing.
Detailed Information on the risk:
A denial of service vulnerability exists in TCP/IP processing in Windows Vista. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by creating a specially crafted DHCP server that returns a specially crafted packet to a host, corrupting TCP/IP structures and causing the affected system to stop responding and automatically restart.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS08-004

Affected Software

Windows Vista
Windows Vista x64 Edition