Reported September 6, 2000 by
Kit Knox at NaviSite

VERSIONS AFFECTED
  • Microsoft Media Services 4.0 and 4.1

DESCRIPTION

By sending specifically crafted requests to the server, a denial of service attack can be launched against the server
's Unicast Service. Multicast and other sessions within the Media Services would remain unaffected.

To recover, the Unicast Service must be restarted.

VENDOR RESPONSE

Microsoft is aware of this problem and has issued FAQ #FQ00-064, Support Online article Q273014, and a patch to correct this matter.

CREDIT
Discovered by Kit Knox at NaviSite