Vulnerability Note VU#638548

Microsoft Windows SSP interface fails to properly validate value used during authentication protocol selection

Original Release date: 14 Apr 2004 | Last revised: 14 Apr 2004

Overview

A remotely exploitable vulnerability in Microsoft's Negotiate Security Software Provider (SSP) interface could permit an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system.

Description

Microsoft's Negotiate Security Software Provider (SSP) interface contains a buffer overflow during the processing of data sent for authentication protocol selection. A unathenticated remote attacker could send a malicious request to the SSP service to exploit this vulnerability. The following systems are affected:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 2000
  • Systems running Internet Information Services (IIS)

Impact

An unauthenticated remote attacker could cause a denial-of-service situation, or potentially execute arbitrary code on the system with "SYSTEM" privileges.

Solution

Apply a patch from the vendor

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 contains patch information to resolve this issue.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-14 Apr 2004
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

Thanks to Microsoft for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0119
  • Date Public: 13 Apr 2004
  • Date First Published: 14 Apr 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 14 Apr 2004
  • Severity Metric: 30.12
  • Document Revision: 3

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