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Microsoft Windows H.323 implementation fails to handle malformed requests

Vulnerability Note VU#353956

Original Release Date: 2004-04-14 | Last Revised: 2004-04-14

Overview

A vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows' implementation of the multimedia telephony protocol H.323 could lead to the ability to remotely execute arbitrary code on the system.

Description

Microsoft Windows' implementation of the H.323 protocol contains a buffer overflow in the handling of requests. An attacker may be able to send a crafted request to the vulnerable system and exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects the following systems:

    • Windows XP
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows 98, 98 SE, ME
    • Systems running a stand-alone version of NetMeeting prior to version 3.01 (4.4.3399)

Impact

An attacker may be able to send a crafted request to the vulnerable system and exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Apply a patch from the vendor
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 contains patch information to resolve this issue.

Vendor Information

353956
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  April 14, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 contains information regarding this issue.

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Microsoft for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2004-0117
Severity Metric: 34.26
Date Public: 2004-04-13
Date First Published: 2004-04-14
Date Last Updated: 2004-04-14 14:27 UTC
Document Revision: 3

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