Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-017
Patch Available for "DOS Device in Path Name" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: March 16, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows 98, and Windows 98 Second Edition. The vulnerability could cause a user's system to crash, if they attempted to access a file or folder whose path contained certain reserved words.
Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-017.mspx.
Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-017: Frequently Asked Questions
- Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 256015, Fatal Exception 0E With Multiple DOS Device Names in Path.
- 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
March 16, 2000: Bulletin Created.
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