ISS X-Force has reported a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious users to gain escalated privileges or by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to an boundary error in the Plug-and-Play service and can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow.
Successful exploitation allows malicious users to gain escalated privileges. On Windows 2000, the vulnerability can be exploited by malicious people to execute arbitrary code without requiring valid user credentials. On Windows XP systems (prior to SP2), the vulnerability can be exploited via the "Guest" account when "Simple File Sharing" is enabled and the system is not joined to a domain.
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Subject: Microsoft Windows Plug-and-Play Service Buffer Overflow
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