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Tool for 'OffloadModExpo Registry Permissions' Vulnerability

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Published: April 1, 2000

Microsoft has released a tool that installs tighter permissions on a Windows NT® 4.0 registry key. The default permissions could allow a malicious user who can interactively log onto a Windows NT 4.0 machine to compromise the cryptographic keys of other users who subsequently log onto the same machine. For more information, please refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 259496 in Microsoft TechNet or the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-024
(http://www.microsoft.com).

Affected Software Versions:

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server, Enterprise Edition

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server, Terminal Server Edition

Supported tool that corrects this problem is now available from Microsoft, but has not been fully regression tested and should be applied only to systems determined to be at risk. Please evaluate your system's physical accessibility, network and Internet connectivity, and other factors to determine the degree of risk to your system. If your system is sufficiently at risk,

Microsoft recommends you apply the tool. Otherwise, wait for the next Windows NT 4.0 service pack that contain this tool.

Click here to copy 259496i.exe (Intel based) to your computer

Click here to copy 259496a.exe (Alpha based) to your computer

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