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Date: 2003-07-17

Gravierende Microsoft Windows Sicherheitsluecke seit NT4

Betroffen von dem RPC Buffer Overflow sind NT4, 2000, XP, und 2003. Ohne Firewall ist jeder aktuelle Windows Rechner aus dem Internet über RPC angreifbar. Humoresq/ue: Am Vortag wurde bekannt, dass das Department of Homeland Security mit Microsoft einen 90 Millionen Dollar Fünfjahresvertrag abgeschlossen hat.
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http://lists.netsyscom/pipermail/full-disclosure/2003-July/011335.html

[...]
We have discovered a critical security vulnerability in all recent versions
of Microsoft operating systems. The vulnerability affects default
installations of Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP as well as
Windows 2003 Server.

This is a buffer overflow vulnerability that exists in an integral component
of any Windows operating system, the RPC interface implementing Distributed
Component Object Model services (DCOM). In a result of implementation error
in a function responsible for instantiation of DCOM objects, remote attackers
can obtain unauthorized access to vulnerable systems.
[...]

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=3095377

Microsoft Wins Homeland Security Contract
Tue July 15, 2003 05:33 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday
it has awarded a five-year, $90 million enterprise agreement to Microsoft
Corp MSFT.O to become the department's primary technology provider.

Under the contract, Microsoft will supply desktop and server software to the
newly created department, which has merged parts of 22 different agencies
into one entity.
[...]

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