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RE: EEYE: Microsoft ASN.1 Library Length Overflow Heap Corruption Feb 10 2004 09:36PM
Rainer Gerhards (rgerhards hq adiscon com) (2 replies)
I think Microsoft is using wording to keep the typical end user in a
warm and cozy state. Technically, except for AD services, each client
has a full server implementation and as such should be vulnerable. I
assume that many of those DSL-connected, non-firewalled home machines
are easy targets.

And that the server is more likely to be attacked is just an assumption
- in the days of class A vuln sweeps and random worm scans, I don't
think that servers are at most risk. In fact, I think the unprotected
home machines are...

Rainer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tina Bird [mailto:tbird (at) precision-guesswork (dot) com [email concealed]]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 9:41 PM
> To: Marc Maiffret
> Cc: Joe Blatz; BUGTRAQ (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
> Subject: RE: EEYE: Microsoft ASN.1 Library Length Overflow
> Heap Corruption
>
>
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Marc Maiffret wrote:
>
> > This attack can be performed through various encryption
> systems such as
> > Kerberos and almost anything using CERTs... I am not sure about
> > Microsofts wording in their advisory.
>
> Microsoft also states that servers are likelier to be
> attacked using this
> vulnerability than clients are, because they're likelier to
> be decoding
> ASN.1 data. But if the vulnerable code can be accessed via LSASS.exe,
> doesn't that mean all systems are at risk?
>
> thanks for any info -- tbird
>
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[ reply ]
RE: EEYE: Microsoft ASN.1 Library Length Overflow Heap Corruption Feb 11 2004 03:05AM
Alun Jones (alun texis com)
RE: EEYE: Microsoft ASN.1 Library Length Overflow Heap Corruption Feb 11 2004 12:23AM
Tina Bird (tbird precision-guesswork com)


 

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