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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-1999.201 -- Re-release of Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS99-046)
Patch Available to Improve TCP Initial Sequence Number Randomness
24 December 1999
Microsoft Corporation has re-released the following security bulletin
concerning a vulnerability in the randomness of TCP initial sequence
numbers of the Microsoft TCP/IP stack.
On 25 October 1999 AusCERT released ESB-1999.163 encapsulating the Microsoft
Security Bulletin (MS99-046). Microsoft subsequently withdrew the patch
associated with Bulletin (MS99-046) in November 1999 and have now
re-released the updated bulletin and patch for the vulnerability.
All Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 platforms are affected by this vulnerability.
This vulnerability may allow IP address spoofing attacks and network
sessions to be hijacked.
Microsoft has re-issued the patch which corrects this vulnerability:
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members.
As AusCERT did not write the document referenced above, AusCERT has
had no control over its content. The decision to use any or all
of this information is the responsibility of each user or organisation,
and should be done so in accordance with site policies and procedures.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact
Microsoft Corporation directly.
Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:
If you believe that your system has been compromised, contact AusCERT or
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On call after hours for emergencies.
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