Fragmented IGMP Packet May Promote "Denial of Service" Attack

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SYMPTOMS

When a computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98 receives a fragmented Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) packet, the computer's performance may degrade or the computer may stop responding (hang) and require a reboot to restore functionality.
Computers running Windows NT 4.0 are also affected by this issue, but other system components prevent any performance degradation.

CAUSE

A fragmented IGMP packet may cause the TCP/IP stack to improperly gain access to invalid segments of the computer's memory.

RESOLUTION

This patch is now available on the Windows Update Web site.

NOTE: If Dial-Up Networking Update version 1.3 for Windows 95 is not installed, you will not be able to view this fix.

Windows NT

Windows NT Workstation 4.0; Windows NT Server 4.0; Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition:

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to obtain the latest Windows NT 4.0 service pack

Terminal Server

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to obtain the latest Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server service pack

Windows 98

The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date       Time      Size       File name  Version    Platform
   ----------------------------------------------------------------
   08/12/99   05:20p    75,769     Vip.386    4.10.1999  Windows 98
   08/03/99   02:50p    80,409     Vip.386    4.10.2223  Windows 98
                                                         Second Edition
				
This hotfix has been posted to the following Internet location as 3304up98.exe (Windows 98) and 3304upse.exe (Windows 98 Second Edition):
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1139

Windows CE Platform Builder

A supported fix is now available from Microsoft as Windows CE 3.0 Core OS QFE 72. To resolve this problem immediately, access the Microsoft.com Download Center at the following Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx?displaylang=en
After you connect to this Web page, click All Products for the product name. Click Windows CE for the operating system. Click All Downloads for Show Results For, and then click Date for Sort By. Click Find It to show a list of all released QFEs for the products.

The English version of this package should have the following file attributes or later:
   Size        File name
   --------------------------
   7,010,648   Wce30qfe72.exe
				
The English version of this fix should contain the following files, with the listed file attributes or later:
   Date      Time   Size     File Name  Platform
   ----------------------------------------------------
   28/08/01  16:57  752,398  Ip.lib     ARM720 (Debug)
   28/08/01  16:52  602,798  Ip.lib     ARM720 (Retail)
   28/08/01  17:07  751,138  Ip.lib     SA1100 (Debug)
   28/08/01  17:02  601,594  Ip.lib     SA1100 (Retail)
   28/08/01  15:58  853,168  Ip.lib     R3000  (Debug)
   28/08/01  15:53  723,524  Ip.lib     R3000  (Retail)
   28/08/01  16:09  853,744  Ip.lib     R4100  (Debug)
   28/08/01  16:04  722,718  Ip.lib     R4100  (Retail)
   28/08/01  16:18  853,744  Ip.lib     R4111  (Debug)
   28/08/01  16:14  660,436  Ip.lib     R4111  (Retail)
   28/08/01  16:28  853,168  Ip.lib     R4300  (Debug)
   28/08/01  16:24  722,788  Ip.lib     R4300  (Retail)
   28/08/01  16:38  834,326  Ip.lib     PPC403 (Debug)
   28/08/01  16:33  637,792  Ip.lib     PPC403 (Retail)
   28/08/01  16:48  834,326  Ip.lib     PPC821 (Debug)
   28/08/01  16:43  637,792  Ip.lib     PPC821 (Retail)
   28/08/01  15:37  767,984  Ip.lib     SH3    (Debug)
   28/08/01  15:32  643,336  Ip.lib     SH3    (Retail)
   28/08/01  15:48  767,752  Ip.lib     SH4    (Debug)
   28/08/01  15:43  643,118  Ip.lib     SH4    (Retail)
   28/08/01  17:17  756,116  Ip.lib     ARM720 (Debug)
   28/08/01  17:12  632,204  Ip.lib     ARM720 (Retail)
   28/08/01  15:28  689,554  Ip.lib     i486   (Debug)
   28/08/01  15:23  532,528  Ip.lib     i486   (Retail)
				

Windows 95

The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date       Time     Size      File name   Version     Platform
   ----------------------------------------------------------------
   08/14/99   04:12p   75,873    Vip.386     4.10.1657   Windows 95
                                                         (all versions)
				
NOTE: For Windows 95, this update requires the Dial-Up Networking 1.3 Performance and Security Update. To download the Dial-Up Networking 1.3 Performance and Security Update (Msdun13.exe), please go to the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=CEB0C269-B9BD-481E-950F-09026222CC1E&displaylang=en

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Service Pack 5.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vulnerability, see the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms99-034.mspx
For additional information about Windows 95 hotfixes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
161020 Implementing Windows 95 Updates
For additional information about Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition hotfixes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
206071 General Information on Windows 98 and SE Hotfixes

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Article ID: 238329 - Last Review: August 13, 2007 - Revision: 2.7
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Encarta Reference Suite 2001
Keywords: 
kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix kbnetwork kbqfe KB238329

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