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Patch for "IP Fragment Reassembly" Vulnerability (W95)

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Date Released: May 2000

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows NT® 4.0 and Windows 2000. The vulnerability could be used to cause an affected machine to temporarily stop performing useful work. For more information, please refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles 259728 in Microsoft TechNet or the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-029 (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms00-029.mspx).

Affected Software Versions:

  • Microsoft Windows 95

  • Microsoft Windows 98

  • 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

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Supported update that corrects this problem is now available from Microsoft, but have 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 update.

Windows 95

Click here to copy 25972895.exe to your computer

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