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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2000.034 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-013)
Patch Available for "Misordered Windows Media Services Handshake"
25 February 2000
Microsoft Corporation has released the following security bulletin
concerning a security vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Media Services.
If the client-side handshake packets between a Windows Media server and a
Windows Media Player are sent in a particular misordered sequence, the
server may attempt to use a resource before it has been initialised and
will fail, causing the Windows Media Unicast Service to crash.
The vulnerability could allow denial of service attacks against a
streaming media server on a MS Windows system.
Microsoft have released a patch which addresses this vulnerability:
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members.
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If you have any questions or need further information, please contact
Microsoft Corporation directly.
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