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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   TCP/IP Stack Implementation Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft PGM Implementation Buffer Overflow in MSMQ Service Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016827
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3442   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 12 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): XP SP1, XP SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Windows XP in the Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) protocol implementation. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted multicast message to the target MSMQ service 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 affected MSMQ service is not installed by default.

Microsoft credits David Warden of NuPaper Inc. with reporting this vulnerability.

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

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

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.

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