Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-074)
Patch Available for "WebTV for Windows Denial of Service"
Originally posted: October 11, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security
vulnerability in Microsoft(r) WebTV for Windows. The vulnerability
could allow a malicious user to remotely crash systems running WebTV
Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch
can be found at
There is a denial of service vulnerability in WebTV for Windows that
may allow a malicious user to remotely crash either the WebTV for
Windows application and/or the computer system running WebTV for
Windows. Restarting the application and/or system will return the
system to its normal state.
Although the WebTV for Windows application ships with Windows 98,
98SE and Windows Me products, the application is not installed by
default, and customers who have not installed it would not be at
Affected Software Versions
- Microsoft WebTV for Windows on Windows 98, Windows 98SE, and
NOTE: This vulnerability is not related to the WebTV(tm) service
provided by WebTV Networks.
- Windows 98 and 98SE
- Windows Me
NOTE: The above URLS may have been wrapped
NOTE: Additional security patches are available at the Microsoft
Please see the following references for more information related to
- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-074,
- Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q274113 discusses this issue and
will be available soon.
- Microsoft TechNet Security web site,
Obtaining Support on this Issue
This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft
Product Support Services is available at
- October 11, 2000: Bulletin Created.
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