A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Microsoft mailslot server service may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
A mailslot is a temporary mechanism that can facilitate data transfer between hosts. Mailslots messages are limited to 424 bytes, and can use either the TCP or UDP protocol.
A remote unauthenticated attacker could execute unauthenitcated arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges.
Microsoft Security Response Center reported this issue. Microsoft credits Pedram Amini of Tipping Point with reporting information about this issue to them.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
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