Vulnerability Note VU#212892
Microsoft Windows creates COM object identifiers incorrectly
A vulnerability exists in Microsoft's COM object component. Explotiation of this vulnerability may lead to information disclosure and the ability for an attacker to open services on network communication ports.
Microsoft's (COM) object component creates object identifiers in a way that may disclose information about a system. This information may then be used to permit applications to open and communicate over ports that were not previously open. This vulnerability affects the following systems:
An attacker may be able to have application enable network communication through alternate or unexpected communication ports. This could potentially allow services to communicate on ports that are not filtered or protected by the systems security policy.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||13 Apr 2004|
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The Microsoft Security Bulletin credits Todd Sabin of BindView for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0124
- Date Public: 13 Apr 2004
- Date First Published: 13 Apr 2004
- Date Last Updated: 13 Apr 2004
- Severity Metric: 11.39
- Document Revision: 4
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