Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-008
Vulnerability in Windows Media Services Could Allow a Denial of Service (832359)
Issued: March 9, 2004
Who Should Read This Document:
Customers who are using Microsoft® Windows® 2000
Impact of Vulnerability:
Denial of Service
Maximum Severity Rating:
Systems administrators should consider applying the security update to systems that are running Windows 2000 Server and that have Windows Media Services 4.1 installed.
Security Update Replacement:
Tested Software and Security Update Download Locations:
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4 -Download the update
Non Affected Software
- Microsoft Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3, Microsoft 2000 Professional Service Pack 4
- Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
- Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
- Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
- Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition
Tested Microsoft Windows Components:
- Windows Media Services 4.1 (included with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server)
Non Affected Components:
- Windows Media Services 9.0 Series (included with Microsoft Windows Server 2003)
- Windows Media Services 4.1 (available for download for Windows NT4 Server)
The software listed above has been tested to determine if the versions are affected. Other versions either no longer include security patch support or may not be affected. Please review the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site to determine the support lifecycle for your product and version.
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Qualys for reporting the issue.
Obtaining other security updates:
Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:
- Security updates are available from the Microsoft Download Center, and can be most easily found by doing a keyword search for "security_patch".
- Updates for consumer platforms are available from the Windows Update Web site.
- Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY for customers in the U.S. and Canada. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates.
- International customers can get support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support associated with security updates. Information on how to contact Microsoft support is available at the International Support Web site.
- The Microsoft TechNet Security Web site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.
- Microsoft Software Update Services
- Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
- Windows Update
- Windows Update Catalog: Please view Knowledge Base Article 323166 for more information on the Windows Update Catalog.
- Office Update
Software Update Services:
Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) enables administrators to quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates to Windows® 2000 and Windows Server™ 2003-based servers, as well as to desktop computers running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional.
For information about how to deploy this security update with Software Update Services, visit the Software Update Services Web site.
Systems Management Server:
Systems Management Server can provide assistance deploying this security update. For information about Systems Management Server visit the SMS Web site. For detailed information about the many enhancements to the security update deployment process that SMS 2003 provides, please visit the SMS 2003 Security Patch Management Web site. For users of SMS 2.0, it also provides several additional tools to assist administrators in the deployment of security updates such as the SMS 2.0 Software Update Services Feature Pack and the SMS 2.0 Administration Feature Pack. The SMS 2.0 Software Update Services Feature Pack utilizes the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Microsoft Office Detection Tool to provide broad support for security bulletin remediation. Some software updates may require administrative rights following a restart of the computer
Note: The inventory capabilities of the SMS 2.0 Software Update Services Feature Pack may be used for targeting updates to specific computers, and the SMS 2.0 Administration Feature Pack's Elevated Rights Deployment Tool can be used for installation. This provides optimal deployment for updates that require explicit targeting using Systems Management Server and administrative rights after the computer has been restarted.
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- V1.0 (March 9, 2004): Bulletin published