Microsoft Windows XP Windows Redirector buffer overflow

winxp-windows-redirector-bo (11260) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


The Windows Redirector component in Windows XP is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of user-supplied parameters. The Windows Redirector component is used by a Windows client to access local or remote files, and is compatible with any network protocol. By executing a program that calls the Windows Redirector and using that program to pass malformed parameter data to the Windows Redirector, a local attacker with valid login credentials could overflow a buffer and cause the system to crash or execute arbitrary code on the system with SYSTEM level privileges.


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Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-044. See References.

Note: Microsoft originally provided a patch for this vulnerability in MS03-005, but it was superseded by the patch released with MS04-044. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows XP


Feb 05, 2003

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