Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-007
Patch Available for "Recycle Bin Creation" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: February 1, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows NT 4.0. Under a very daunting set of conditions, a malicious user could create, delete or modify files in the Recycle Bin of another user who shared the machine. In most cases, the vulnerability would not allow the malicious user to read the files unless they already had read permission to do so.
Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-007.mspx
Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-007, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-007.mspx.
- Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 248399, Shared Workstation Setup may Permit Access to Recycle Bin Files. (A link will be posted here as soon as the article is available, approximately 24 hours)
- Microsoft TechNet 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.
Microsoft thanks Arne Vidstrom and Nobuo Miwa for reporting this issue to us and working with us to protect customers.
- February 1, 2000: Bulletin Created.
- Thursday, July 13, 2000: Last updated
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