Microsoft Windows 2000 Message Queue Manager buffer overflow

win2k-message-queue-bo (13131) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Windows is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the Message Queue Manager caused by improper bounds checking. The Message Queue Manager is accessible via the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted queue registration request to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with Local System privileges and cause the RPC service to crash.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Manual Protection:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-018 or MS04-029. See References.

For Microsoft Windows 2000:
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-018. See References.

Note: Microsoft originally provided a patch for this vulnerability in MS3-026, but it was superseded by the patch released with MS03-039, MS04-012, and MS05-051, which were superseded by the patch released with MS06-018.

For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003:
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-051. See References.

Note: Microsoft originally provided a patch for this vulnerability in MS3-026, but it was superseded by the patch released with MS03-039, MS04-012, and MS05-012, which was superseded by the patch released with MS05-051.

For Windows NT 4.0:
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-012. See References.

Note: Microsoft originally provided a patch for this vulnerability in MS03-039, but it was superseded by the patch released with MS04-012, and then superseded by the patch released with MS04-029.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows XP x64

Reported:

Sep 09, 2003

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