Winobj.exe May Permit You to View Securable Objects Created or Opened by the Jet500.dll File

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SYMPTOMS

The following securable (event/semaphore/mutex) objects may exist on the system name space:
  • \BaseNamedObjects\Proc Count:* (semaphore)
  • \BaseNamedObjects\Collect:* (semaphore)
  • \BaseNamedObjects\New Proc:* (mutex)
  • \BaseNamedObjects\Access:* (mutex)
  • \BaseNamedObjects\Done:* (event)
If these objects exist, they may be viewed by using Microsoft Object Viewer (Winobj.exe). In Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a and earlier, these objects have NULL Access Control Lists (ACL), meaning that everyone has all access to these objects.

CAUSE

These objects are created and opened by Jet500.dll (the JET Engine .dll file) for synchronization purposes among instances of itself when they are loaded in different processes. Microsoft WINS and DHCP services use Jet500.dll.

The Jet500.dll file described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base creates the aforementioned events, semaphores, and mutexs with an Access Control Element (ACE) for administrators:
244599 Fixes Required in TCSEC C2 Security Evaluation Configuration for Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a
Specifically, only administrators (DOMAIN_ALIAS_RID_ADMINS) are given GENERIC_ALL access. Others do not have WRITE_DAC or WRITE_OWNER access.

RESOLUTION

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119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time      Size   File name   Platform
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   10/13/1999  02:28p  458,512  Jet500.dll  x86
   10/13/1999  02:26p  698,640  Jet500.dll  Alpha

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0.

Properties

Article ID: 243404 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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