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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-012 - Critical

Patch Available for "Remote Agent Permissions" Vulnerability

Published: February 22, 2000

Version: 1.0

Originally Posted: February 22, 2000

Summary

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in an installation routine associated with Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS). If particular features have been enabled, the vulnerability could allow a user to gain elevated privileges on the local machine.

Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-012.mspx

General Information

If the SMS 2.0 Remote Control feature has been installed and enabled on a machine, the folder in which the remote agent resides has its permissions set to Everyone Full Control by default. If a malicious user replaced the client code with code of his or her choosing, it would run automatically in a system context the next time he or she rebooted the machine and logged on. The vulnerability exists only if the Remote Control feature has been enabled - no other SMS features are affected by it.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0

Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2000-0100

More Information

Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.

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.

Revisions

  • February 22, 2000: Bulletin Created.

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