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Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-012)
From: secnotif () MICROSOFT COM (Microsoft Product Security)
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 17:57:30 -0800


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Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-012)
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Patch Available for "Remote Agent Permissions" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: February 22, 2000

Summary
=======
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability
in an installation routine associated with Microsoft® Systems
Management Server (SMS). If particular features have been enabled, the
vulnerability could allow a user to gain elevated privileges on the
local machine.

Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch
can be found at
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-012.asp

Issue
=====
If the SMS 2.0 Remote Control feature has been installed and enabled on
a machine, the folder in which the remote agent resides has its
permissions set to Everyone Full Control by default. If a malicious
user replaced the client code with code of his or her choosing, it
would run automatically in a system context the next time he or she
rebooted the machine and logged on. The vulnerability exists only if
the Remote Control feature has been enabled - no other SMS features
are affected by it.

Affected Software Versions
==========================

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0

Patch Availability
==================

For X86: http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=18498
For Alpha: http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=18499

Note Additional security patches are available at the Microsoft Download
Center.

More Information
================
Please see the following references for more information related to this
issue.

 - Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-012.
   http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-012.asp
 - Microsoft TechNet Security web site.
   http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/default.asp

Obtaining Support on this Issue
===============================
This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft
Technical Support is available at
http://support.microsoft.com/support/contact/default.asp.

Revisions
=========
February 22, 2000: Bulletin Created.

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