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A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI).
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of the affected system.
Technical details (analysis)
The Telephony service provides support for Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI). TAPI integrates telecommunications with the operating system. TAPI supports both traditional and IP telephony to provide voice, data, and video communication. A buffer overflow exists in a function of the TAPI service on cetain MS platforms. Due to insufficient bounds checking, a crafted network request to this service can result in RCE.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME) Review the FAQ section of this bulletin for details about these operating systems.
All those not on affected applications list.
Release Date: 2005-08-09T00:00:00
Known false positives
No known false positives at this time.
Disable the Telephony service.