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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   SNMP Daemon Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows SNMP Service Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017371
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5583   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 12 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 Windows SNMP service. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow in the SNMP service and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The SNMP service is not installed by default.

Microsoft credits Kostya Kortchinsky of Immunity, Inc. and Clement Seguy of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company 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 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:"

A restart is required.

The Microsoft 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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