Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-023
Patch Available for "Myriad Escaped Characters" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: April 12, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Internet Information Server. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to slow a web server's response or prevent it from providing service altogether for a period of time.
Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-023.mspx
Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-023, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-023.mspx
- Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 254142, Sending a large escaped character sequence can cause 100% CPU Usage http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;254142
- Microsoft TechNet Security web site, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/default.mspx
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 Vanja Hrustic of the Relay Group for reporting the "Myriad Escaped Character" vulnerability to us and working with us to protect customers.
- April 12, 2000: Bulletin Created.
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