MS04-029: Vulnerability in RPC Runtime Library Could Allow Information Disclosure and Denial of Service (873350)
High Nessus Plugin ID 15467
SynopsisIt is possible to crash the remote web server or retrieve sensitive information.
DescriptionThe remote Windows operating system contains a bug in RPC Runtime Library.
RPC is a protocol used by Windows to provide an inter-process communication mechanism that allows a program running on one system to access services on another one.
A bug affecting the implementation of this protocol could allow an attacker to cause it to crash, thus resulting in a crash of the whole operating system, or to disclose random parts of the memory of the remote host.
An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information about the remote host, by forcing it to disclose portions of memory containing passwords, or to cause it to crash repeatedly, thus causing a denial of service for legitimate users.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a patch for Windows NT.