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  DoS по IPX против Windows 95/96/ME (Malformed IPX NMPI Packet)

From:MICROSOFT <secure_(at)_microsoft.com>
Date:12.10.2000
Subject:Security Bulletin (MS00-073)

Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-073)
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Patch Available for "Malformed IPX NMPI Packet" Vulnerability
Originally posted: October 11, 2000

Summary
=======
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security
vulnerability in Microsoft(r) Windows 95, Windows 98, 98 Second
Edition and Windows Me. The vulnerability could be used to cause an
affected system to fail, and depending on the number of affected
machines on a network, potentially could be used to flood the network
with superfluous data. The affected system component normally is
present only if it has been deliberately installed.

Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch
can be found at
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-073.asp

Issue
=====
The Microsoft IPX/SPX protocol implementation (NWLink) includes an
NMPI (Name Management Protocol on IPX) listener that will reply to
any requesting network address. The NMPI listener software does not
filter the requesting computer's network address correctly, and will
therefore reply to a network broadcast address. Such a reply would in
turn cause other IPX NMPI listener programs to also reply. This
sequence of broadcast replies could generate a large amount of
unnecessary network traffic. A machine that crashed due to this
vulnerability could be put back into service by rebooting.

IPX is not installed by default in Windows 98, 98 Second Edition, or
Windows Me, and is only installed by default in Windows 95 if there
is a network card present in the machine at installation time. Even
when IPX is installed, a malicious user's ability to exploit this
vulnerability would depend on whether he could deliver a malformed
NMPI packet to an affected machine. Routers frequently are configured
to drop IPX packets, and if such a router lay between the malicious
user and an affected machine, he could not attack it. Routers on the
Internet, as a rule, do not forward IPX packets, and this would tend
to protect intranets from outside attack, as well as protecting
machines connected to the Internet via dial-up connections. As
discussed in the FAQ, the most likely scenario in which this
vulnerability could be exploited would be one in which a malicious
user on an intranet would attack affected machines on the same
intranet, or one in which a malicious user on the Internet attacked
affected machines on his cable modem or DSL subnet.

Affected Software Versions
==========================
- Microsoft Windows 95
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
- Microsoft Windows Me

Patch Availability
==================
- Microsoft Windows 95
  http://download.microsoft.com/download/win95/Update/11974/
  W95/EN-US/273727USA5.EXE

- Microsoft Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition
  http://download.microsoft.com/download/win98SE/Update/11974/
  W98/EN-US/273727USA8.EXE

- Microsoft Windows Me
  http://download.microsoft.com/download/winme/Update/11974/
  WinMe/EN-US/273727USAM.EXE

Note: The above links have been broken for better readability.

Note Additional security patches are available at the Microsoft
Download Center

More Information
================
Please see the following references for more information related to
this issue.

- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-073,
  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-073.asp
- Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q273727 discusses this issue
  and will be available soon.
- Microsoft TechNet Security web site,
  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/default.asp

Obtaining Support on this Issue
===============================
This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft
Product Support Services is available at
http://support.microsoft.com/support/contact/default.asp.

Revisions
=========
- October 11, 2000: Bulletin Created.

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