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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2000.069 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-024)
Tool Available for "OffloadModExpo Registry Permissions" Vulnerability
17 April 2000
Microsoft Corporation has released a tool that installs tighter permissions
on a Windows NT 4.0 registry key. The default permissions may allow a
malicious user, who can interactively log onto a Windows NT 4.0 machine,
to compromise the cryptographic keys of other users who subsequently log
onto the same machine:
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