Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-027
Patch Available for "Malformed Environment Variable" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: April 20, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 and Windows® 2000. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to make some or all of the memory on an affected server unavailable, potentially slowing or stopping an affected server's response time.
Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-027.mspx
Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-027, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-027.mspx
- Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 259622, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;259622
- 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 20, 2000: Bulletin Created.
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