Vulnerabilities in Internet Authentication Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Description: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The more severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if messages received by the Internet Authentication Service server are copied incorrectly into memory when handling PEAP authentication attempts. On Windows Server 2008, the Internet Authentication Service is replaced by Network Policy Server (NPS). An attacker who successfully exploited either of these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. Servers using Internet Authentication Service or Network Policy Server are only affected when using PEAP with MS-CHAP v2 authentication. The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting the way Internet Authentication Service validates authentication requests by PEAP clients.
Update type: Important
Release date: December 8, 2009
Applies to: All versions
Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974318
- Internet Authentication Service Memory Corruption Vulnerability – CVE-2009-2505
- MS-CHAP Authentication Bypass Vulnerability – CVE-2009-3677
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB974318.