Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-028 (Version 2)

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  1. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Clover, SC
    Title: Heap Overrun in HTR Chunked Encoding Could Enable Web
    Server Compromise (Q321599)
    Released: 12 June 2002
    Revised: 01 July 2002 (version 2.0)
    Software: Internet Information Server
    Impact: Run Code of Attacker's Choice
    Max Risk: Critical
    Bulletin: MS02-028

    Microsoft encourages customers to review the Security Bulletin at: .

    Reason for Revision:
    On June 12, 2002, Microsoft released the original version of this
    bulletin. On July 1, 2002, the bulletin was updated to revise the
    severity rating. Specifically, Microsoft has increased the severity
    rating of this issue to "critical ." The revision is in response to a
    significant change in the threat environment due to an increased
    focus on chunked encoding vulnerabilities in general, and the
    discovery of hostile code attempting to exploit similar
    vulnerabilities on other platforms. Customers who have already
    disabled HTR or applied this patch need not take any action.
    Customers who have not disabled HTR should do so as soon as
    possible. Alternately, customers who cannot disable HTR should
    apply the patch immediately.
  2. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    :) Per spy1's above posting: this does not affect users of Win 95/98/98se/XP. See below:
    Thought it might be important to clarify who is affected by this. No disrespect intended. :)

    UNICRON Technical Expert

    Feb 14, 2002
    Nanaimo BC Canada
    so what else is new? Man I am happy this means nothing to me anymore. Just last month, this warning would have me up half the night.

    On the other hand, there were some Apache security updates the other day as well...

    Hmmm, .....can't win.....Oh wait! Nobody writes exploits for the commodore64 anymore right?
  4. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    Feb 10, 2002
    Lol. You'd be rather surprised. ;)

    Start using it for anything important, and I guarantee an exploit will be released/used within a short amount of time (such is the sad state of things).

    If only businesses could worry about security first, and features last...

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