Windows NT and Windows 9x Vulnerable to Naptha DoS Attack

The Naptha DoS attack recently anounced by Bindview RAZOR Team effects Windows NT and Windows 9x.

Steve Manzuik

December 3, 2000

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Reported November 30, 2000 by BindView RAZOR


DESCRIPTIONA denial of service attack has been discovered that effects most operating systems.  By creating a large number of TCP connections and leaving them in certain states, individual applications or the operating system itself can be starved or resources to the point of failure.  This attack has been dubbed Naptha by BindView RAZOR and it effects all TCP ports.


Demonstration code has not been released but complete details on how Naptha works is available at the BindView RAZOR web site;

Or you can read the post to Win2K Security Advice here;


Microsoft has issued a security bulletin, MS00-091 and a patch that protects Netbios port 139 is available at;

Other vendors have been notified but information on patches has yet to be released.

CREDITDiscovered by BindView RAZOR

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