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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) Heap Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021052
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021052
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3479   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 14 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ). A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted RPC request to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with System privileges.

Windows 2000 systems that have Message Queuing Service (MSMQ) enabled are affected.

TippingPoint reported this vulnerability.

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

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=899e2728-2433-4ccb-a195-05b5d65e5469

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-065.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-065.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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