A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the TCP/IP stack, which remains in TCP FIN_WAIT_2 state after receiving an ACK to the FIN packet when handling a teardown sequence. This can be exploited to exhaust the non-paged pool and render the system unusable or trigger a restart.
Successful exploitation requires having the victim machine initiate the teardown sequence.
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