Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-073
Patch Available for 'Malformed IPX NMPI Packet' Vulnerability
Originally posted: October 11, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows 95, Windows 98, 98 Second Edition and Windows Me. The vulnerability could be used to cause an affected system to fail, and depending on the number of affected machines on a network, potentially could be used to flood the network with superfluous data. The affected system component normally is present only if it has been deliberately installed.
- Microsoft Windows 95
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
- Microsoft Windows Me
Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2000-0980
Support: This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Product Support Services is available at http://support.microsoft.com/contactussupport/?ws=support.
Security Resources: The Microsoft TechNet Security Web Site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.
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- October 11, 2000: Bulletin Created.
- January 16, 2001: Update to Patch Availability section.
- April 13, 2001: Update Windows 95 patch availability.
- December 16, 2002: Update to Patch Availability section.