Buffer Overrun in Windows Kernel Message Handling

By TS | Thomas
Jun 1, 2003
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  1. Microsoft re-issued this bulletin on May 28, 2003 to advise on the availability of an updated Windows XP Service Pack 1 patch. This revised patch corrects the performance issues that some customers experienced with the original Windows XP Service Pack 1 patch.

    There is a flaw in the way the kernel passes error messages to a debugger. A vulnerability results because an attacker could write a program to exploit this flaw & run code of their choice. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take any action on the system including deleting data, adding accounts with administrative access, or reconfiguring the system.

    Affected Software:
    Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server, Terminal Server Edition
    Microsoft Windows 2000
    Microsoft Windows XP

    Patch availability
    Download locations for this patch
  2. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    very useful information

    kinda crazy thei found the flaw in NT4 just now ...
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