Windows XP Security Patch: SMTP Rollup

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Microsoft has released a patch that for Windows XP that will eliminate a vulnerability that exists because a malicious user could issue a specially formatted, non-RFC compliant SMTP command that will result in a Denial of Service attack.
  • Version:

    1.0

    File Name:

    Q313450_WXP_SP1_x86_ENU.exe

    Date Published:

    2/20/2002

    File Size:

    445 KB

    KB Articles: KB313450

    Security bulletins:MS02-012

      Microsoft has released a patch that for Windows XP that will eliminate a vulnerability that exists because a malicious user could issue a specially formatted, non-RFC compliant SMTP command that will result in a Denial of Service attack. This would be carried out more typically through a custom application where the malformed data would cause the SMTP service to fail. Download now to prevent a possible Denial of Service Attack.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows XP

      Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
      Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • After you click on the Download Link, you will see a dialog with the question "What would you like to do with this

      file?"

      If you choose to "Run this program from it's current location" it will automatically install the program to your
      computer.

      If you choose "Save this program to a disk" you will be prompted for a location to save the file to. Once saved
      you will need to open the .exe file to run the program.
    • Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server and Professional, Windows XP Professional and Exchange Server 2000

      Impact of vulnerability:Denial of Service

      Maximum Severity Rating:Low

      Recommendation:Customers who need the Windows 2000 SMTP services should apply the patch; all others should disable the SMTP service.

      Affected Software:

      Microsoft Windows 2000
      Microsoft Windows XP Professional
      Microsoft Exchange 2000
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