OT: Product Support Services - Microsoft Security Bulletin - MS03-039

Hi all.

Wanted to share this security update with you.

Rita Nikas, MCSE MCDBA
Microsoft MVP Lead
Product Support Services
Microsoft Corporation

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


Title: Buffer Overrun In RPCSS Service Could Allow Code Execution (824146)
Date: September 10, 2003
Software: Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0; Microsoft Windows NT Server�
4.0; Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition; Microsoft
Windows 2000; Microsoft Windows XP; Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Impact: Run code of attacker's choice
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
Bulletin: MS03-039

The Microsoft Security Response Center has released Microsoft Security
Bulletin MS03-039

What Is It?
The Microsoft Security Response Center has released Microsoft Security
Bulletin MS03-039 which concerns a vulnerability in the versions of
Microsoft Windows listed above.

Microsoft has released a tool that can be used to scan a network for the
presence of systems which have not had the MS03-039 patch installed. More
details on this tool are available in Microsoft Knowledge Base article
827363. This tool supersedes the one provided in Microsoft Knowledge Base
article 826369 which was developed to scan systems for the vulnerability
patched by MS03-026.

More information is now available at

In an effort to better communicate with our customers, Microsoft will also
be conducting a Webcast to provide guidance on Protecting Your PC and
details of MS03-039.

If you have any questions regarding the patch or its implementation after
reading the above listed bulletin you should contact Product Support
Services in the United States at 1-866-PCSafety (1-866-727-2338).
International customers should contact their local subsidiary.

Rita Nikas [MSFT]
9/10/2003, 4:47:06 PM

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Sean McClory
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