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Microsoft LSA Service contains buffer overflow in DsRolepInitializeLog() function

Vulnerability Note VU#753212

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


The Windows Local Security Authority Service Server (LSASS) contains a vulnerability that may permit an attacker to completely compromise the system.


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in a Microsoft Active Directory service logging function that is exposed by the LSASS DCE/RPC interface. The vulnerability occurs due to the misuse of a vsprintf() call. For a full technical description, please see eEye Digital Security's Advisiory. This vulnerability affects the following systems:

    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Server 2003 - Microsoft notes that while the vulnerability exists in Window Server 2003, it could only be expoited by a local administrator.


A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.


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

Vendor Information


Microsoft Corporation Affected

Updated:  April 13, 2004



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

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


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

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The Microsoft Security Bulletin credits eEye Digital Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2003-0533
Severity Metric: 35.44
Date Public: 2004-04-13
Date First Published: 2004-04-14
Date Last Updated: 2004-04-14 01:31 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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