Intrusion Prevention

LAN.Messenger.Malformed.Packet.Handling.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Denial of Service vulnerability in LAN Messenger.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles an overly long string in an initiation request. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to cause a denial of service condition on the affected system.

Affected Products

LAN Messenger 1.2.28 and earlier versions

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Currently we are unaware of any vendor supplied patch or updates available for this issue.

CVE References

CVE-2012-3845