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Category:   Networking Stack (TCP/IP)  >   TCP/IP Stack Implementation Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Buffer Overflow in TCP/IP Stack Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016290
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2379   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 13 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Microsoft Windows TCP/IP stack. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted IP source routing message to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service. The remote user can take full control of the target system.

Microsoft credits Andrey Minaev with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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