Microsoft Windows Plug and Play buffer overflow

win-plugandplay-bo (21602) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Windows could allow a remote or local attacker to execute arbitrary code caused by a buffer overflow in the Plug and Play service. An attacker could send a specially-crafted message to an affected system to overflow the buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or obtain elevated privileges on the system. The level of risk and whether the overflow can be exploited remotely or locally is dependent on the type of operating system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For vulnerability detection:

Enable the following checks in the ISS Protection platform:
WinMs05kb899588Update

WinPlugandplayBo

For Virtual Patch:

Enable the following checks in the Dynamic ISS Protection platform:
PlugAndPlay_BO
PlugAndPlay_DoS

For Manual Protection:
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039. See References.

For Windows 2000 and Windows XP:
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-047. See References.

Note: Microsoft originally provided a patch for this vulnerability in MS05-039, but it was superseded by the patch released in MS05-047.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP x64 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP1

Reported:

Aug 09, 2005

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