Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-005
Patch Available for "Malformed RTF Control Word" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: January 17, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in the Rich Text Format (RTF) reader that ships as part of Microsoft® Windows® 95 and 98, and Windows NT® 4.0. Under certain conditions, the vulnerability could be used to cause email programs to crash.
Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-005.mspx
Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-005, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-005.mspx.
- Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 249973, Default RTF File Viewer Interrupts Normal Application Processing, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;249973&sd=tech.
(Note: It may take 24 hours from the original posting of this bulletin for this KB article to be visible.)
- Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification and Sample RTF Reader Program, Version 1.5, http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa140295(office.10).aspx.
- Microsoft Security web site.
Obtaining Support on this Issue
This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Technical Support is available at http://support.microsoft.com/contactussupport/?ws=support.
- January 17, 2000: Bulletin Created.
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