Vulnerability Note VU#655248

Microsoft Index Server contains buffer overflow

Original Release date: 22 May 2001 | Last revised: 25 Jun 2001


A buffer overflow exists in Microsoft Index Server 2.0, which may allow remote attackers to execute code with administrarive privileges.


Microsoft Index Server 2.0 is a tool for building an index of a web site to permit efficient searches. An intruder who can authenticate to the server and create a named pipe to it may be able to exploit a buffer overflow condition to execute code in the Local System Security Context. For more information, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-025.


Intruders may be able to execute arbitrary code in the Local System Security Context, i.e. with administrative privileges.


Apply a patch as described in MS01-025.

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VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
MicrosoftAffected-21 May 2001
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Thanks to David Litchfield of @Stake, who originally reported this vulnerability, and Microsoft, for the information contained in their advisory.

This document was written by Shawn Hernan

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2001-0244
  • Date Public: 10 May 2001
  • Date First Published: 22 May 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 25 Jun 2001
  • Severity Metric: 12.83
  • Document Revision: 5


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