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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-1999.153 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS99-041)
Tool Available for "RASMAN Security Descriptor" Vulnerability
01 October 1999
Microsoft Corporation has released the following security bulletin
concerning a vulnerability in an inappropriate access control entry for the
Remote Access Connection Manager (RASMAN) in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0.
A user with a valid account on the vulnerable system may execute arbitrary
code instead of the service.
This vulnerability may allow valid users of the system to gain privileged
access. If the system allows users to log on from the network, this
vulnerability may be exploited remotely:
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:
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