Vulnerability Note VU#647436

Microsoft Windows contains a buffer overflow in the POSIX subsystem

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

Overview

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX) subsystem for Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. This vulnerability may be exploited by a local authenticated user to gain full system privileges.

Description

Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 provide support to run applications that are created for the Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX) standard. For more information about POSIX support, visit the following MSDN Library Website. A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the POSIX subsystem. A local user may be able to exploit this vulnerability to gain full privileges on the system.

For full details, please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-020.

Impact

A local user may be able to exploit this vulnerability to gain full privileges on the system.

Solution

Microsoft has provided a patch in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-020.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-14 Jul 2004
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References

Credit

Thanks to Microsoft for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail and is based on Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-020.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0210
  • Date Public: 13 Jul 2004
  • Date First Published: 14 Jul 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 14 Jul 2004
  • Severity Metric: 14.06
  • Document Revision: 5

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