[VulnWatch] Windows .NET Server (RC1) and MSDE (#NISR03092002B)

From: NGSSoftware Insight Security Research (nisr@nextgenss.com)
Date: 09/02/02


From: "NGSSoftware Insight Security Research" <nisr@nextgenss.com>
To: <bugtraq@securityfocus.com>, <ntbugtraq@listserv.ntbugtraq.com>, <vulnwatch@vulnwatch.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 20:05:16 +0100

NGSSoftware Insight Security Research Advisory

Name: Windows .NET Server (RC1) and MSDE
Systems: Windows .NET Server (RC1) and MSDE 2000
Severity: High Risk
Category: Configuration
Vendor URL: http://www.microsoft.com/
Author: David Litchfield (david@ngssoftware.com)
Advisory URL: http://www.ngssoftware.com/advisories/dotnet-msde.txt
Date: 3rd September 2002
Advisory number: #NISR03092002B

Introduction
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Though Microsoft Windows .NET Server is still a release candidate, presently
at RC1, NGSSoftware has decided to release this warning as anyone evaluating
.NET Server is vulnerable if IIS 6 has been installed. when IIS 6 is
installed the Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE) is also installed. MSDE is
based on SQL Server technology designed to support transactional
applications in the background. This version of MSDE is vulnerable to the
Name Resolution buffer overflows that allows an attacker without a UserID
and password to compromise the server. For more details about these
overflows please see http://www.nextgenss.com/advisories/mssql-udp.txt , but
to summarise ann attacker can send a single UDP packet to port 1434 on the
machine running MSDE and overflow a buffer gaining control of the process'
path of execution.

Fix Information
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Customers evaluating .NET Server should apply the following patch:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS
02-043.asp

Whilst
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS
02-039.asp specifically addresses these overflows the former URL includes a
fix for this issue and others.

A check for this problem has been added to NGSSQuirreL, an SQL Server
security management tool, of which more information is available from the
NGSSite: http://www.nextgenss.com/.



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