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Microsoft Windows Indexing Service Buffer Overflow

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Secunia writes (http://secunia.com/advisories/13802/):

Description:

A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows XP and 2003, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

 

The vulnerability is caused due to an unchecked buffer in the indexing service. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code through a malicious query.

 

Note: This vulnerability has been set to "From Remote" because the indexing service can be configured to be accessible through Internet Information Services (IIS).

 

Solution:

Apply patches.

 

There are patches for the following, please visit the secunia url above for links to the patches:

 

Microsoft Windows XP (requires Service Pack 1)

Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition (requires Service Pack 1)

Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

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