Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-024
Tool Available for "OffloadModExpo Registry Permissions" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: April 12, 2000
Microsoft has released a tool that installs tighter permissions on a Windows NT® 4.0 registry key. The default permissions could allow a malicious user who can interactively log onto a Windows NT 4.0 machine to compromise the cryptographic keys of other users who subsequently log onto the same machine.
Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-024.mspx
Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-024
- Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 259496, Incorrect Registry Permission Could Allow Key Compromise, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;259496
- 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.
- April 12, 2000: Bulletin Created.
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