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Microsoft Windows contains a buffer overflow in the POSIX subsystem

Vulnerability Note VU#647436

Original Release Date: 2004-07-14 | Last Revised: 2004-07-14

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.

Vendor Information

647436
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  July 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

Please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-020.

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CVSS Metrics

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References

Acknowledgements

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: CVE-2004-0210
Severity Metric: 14.06
Date Public: 2004-07-13
Date First Published: 2004-07-14
Date Last Updated: 2004-07-14 15:34 UTC
Document Revision: 5

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