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Microsoft Windows NetDDE Service Buffer Overflow
Microsoft Windows NetDDE Service Buffer Overflow

John Heasman of NGSSoftware has discovered a high risk vulnerability in
the NetDDE service.

This vulnerability has now been fixed by Microsoft, and a fix can be
downloaded from the Microsoft Security website: 

NGSSoftware are going to withhold details of this flaw for three months.
Full details will be published on the 19th of January 2005.  This three
month window will allow system administrators the time needed to obtain
the patch before the details are released to the general public.  This
reflects NGSSoftware's new approach to responsible disclosure.

This vulnerability, including many others identified and fixed by
Microsoft in this month's Cumulative Security Update, can be detected by
Typhon III - NGSSoftware's advanced vulnerability scanner.  Typhon III
will rapidly detect hosts on your network susceptible to these
vulnerabilities and enable your organisation to manage risk. For existing
Typhon III customers, please use the Typhon III update option to include
these new vulnerability checks.

NGSSoftware Insight Security Research 
+44(0)208 401 0070

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