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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2000.033 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-012)
Patch Available for "Remote Agent Permissions" Vulnerability
25 February 2000
Microsoft Corporation has released the following security bulletin
concerning a security vulnerability in an installation routine
associated with Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS).
If the SMS 2.0 Remote Control feature has been installed and enabled
on a machine, the folder in which the remote agent resides has default
permissions set as 'Everyone Full Control'.
A malicious user replace the client code with code of their own
and this replacement code would run automatically in a 'system'
context the next time the machine was rebooted and a user logged
Microsoft has released a pacth to address this vulnerability:
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members.
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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.
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