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Article ID: 2661404 - Last Review: December 31, 2011 - Revision: 2.0

Summary

The security update that security bulletin MS11-100 addresses changes the format of forms authentication tickets in a way that is incompatible with the older version of forms authentication tickets. If you have a web farm where some servers are updated and other servers are not updated, some servers will generate a forms authentication ticket that is incompatible on other servers. 

SYMPTOMS

ASP.NET forms authentication requests that are sent to a server in a web farm may fail even though its credentials are valid. The Application log on the server has an Information entry with a Source that is a specific version of ASP.NET and an Event ID of 1315. The log contains a message that resembles the following: 

Event code: 4005
Event message: Forms authentication failed for the request. Reason: The ticket supplied was invalid.


RESOLUTION

To address this issue, please make sure that all computers in the web farm are updated. For more information about deployment guidance for MS11-100, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2659968  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2659968/ ) Deployment guidance for security update 2638420, as described in MS11-100
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2638420  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2638420/ ) MS11-100: Vulnerability in the .NET Framework could allow elevation of privilege: December 29, 2011
For more information, visit the following Microsoft TechNet webpage to view the security bulletin MS11-100:
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS11-100 (http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS11-100)

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (x86)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
    • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Starter
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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