Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-012 - Critical
Patch Available for "Remote Agent Permissions" Vulnerability
Published: February 22, 2000
Originally Posted: February 22, 2000
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
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
- For X86: Please see How to Obtain the Latest Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack
- For Alpha: Please see How to Obtain the Latest Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack
Note Additional security patches are available at the Microsoft Download Center.
Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-012.
- Microsoft TechNet Security web site.
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.
- February 22, 2000: Bulletin Created.
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