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Published:

15 February 1999

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              AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                 ESB-1999.021 -- MS99-005 Security Bulletin
        BackOffice Server 4.0 Does Not Delete Installation Setup File
                              16 February 1999

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Microsoft Corporation has released the following security bulletin
concerning a vulnerability in the BackOffice Server 4.0 installation.
A potential vulnerability in the installer exists when the user is
asked to provide an account userid and password for selected
services.  The installer writes these to a file in order to automate
the installation process but the file is not deleted when the
installation process completes:

       http://www.microsoft.com/security/bulletins/ms99-005.asp

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As AusCERT did not write the document quoted 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:

	http://www.auscert.org.au/Information/advisories.html

If you believe that your system has been compromised, contact AusCERT or
your representative in FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security
Teams).

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