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.
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
|Date First Published:||2001-05-22|
|Date Last Updated:||2001-06-26 02:51 UTC|