Denial of Service Attack Causes Windows NT Systems to Restart

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During the processing of a Server Message Block (SMB) logon request, memory corruption occurs causing one of the following errors:

STOP 0x0000000A
- OR -
STOP 0x00000050

The result is for the system to restart or stop responding (hang).

Note: The STOP errors will vary from case to case.


The size of data to follow is contained in the SMB logon request. When the size specified in the request does not match the size actually present, the corruption occurs.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

For your convenience, the English version of this post-SP3 hotfix has been posted to the following Internet location. However, Microsoft recommends that you install Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 to correct this problem.


Microsoft has confirmed this problem could result in some degree of security vulnerability in Windows NT version 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.


Article ID: 180963 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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