A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the Secure Channel (Schannel) security package when parsing digital signatures received from a server during the SSL handshake. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code (Windows XP), cause the system to stop accepting SSL or TLS connections (Windows 2000), or cause the system to restart (Windows 2003) when a user e.g. visits a malicious website.
NOTE: Windows 2000 and 2003 are not exploitable for arbitrary code execution.
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Subject: Windows Secure Channel Digital Signature Parsing Vulnerability
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