Intrusion Prevention

MS.WIN2K.TroubleShooter.ActiveX.Control.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2000 Troubleshooter ActiveX Control.
The vulnerability, which is located in the "tshoot.ocx" ActiveX control, can be exploited through misuse of the "RunQuery2" method. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application using the affected ActiveX control. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause the program to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Products

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP3
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
+ Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers
+ Avaya IP600 Media Servers
+ Avaya S3400 Message Application Server
+ Avaya S8100 Media Servers
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP3
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP4
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP3
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.
Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the latest patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms03-042

CVE References

CVE-2003-0662