MS00-091: Multiple NetBT Sessions May Hang Local Host

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SYMPTOMS

After a remote computer creates multiple TCP/IP connections with a local host and establishes a NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) session by using port 139, when the remote computer does not properly initiate a session closure for each open connection, the local host may stop responding (hang).

Note that this issue does not affect computers that are running Microsoft Windows 2000.

RESOLUTION

Windows NT 4.0; BackOffice Server 4.0 and 4.5; and BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0, 4.0a, and 4.5

To resolve this problem, obtain the individual package referenced below or obtain the Windows NT 4.0 Security Rollup Package. For additional information on the SRP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
299444 Post-Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a Security Rollup Package (SRP)
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Intel-based computers:

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For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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
   -----------------------------------------------------------
   09/29/2000   09:05p   124,688   Netbt.sys   Intel
   09/29/2000   09:04p   224,912   Netbt.sys   Alpha
				

Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

To resolve this problem, obtain the Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Security Rollup Package (SRP). For additional information about the SRP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
317636 Windows NT Server 4.0, TerminalServer Edition, Security Rollup Package

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this problem may cause a degree of security vulnerability in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server version 4.0, Terminal Server Edition.

MORE INFORMATION

Disabling a computer's Server service (Windows NT) or File and Print Sharing (Windows 95 or Windows 98) can prevent the computer from being susceptible to this vulnerability.

For related information about this problem, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS00-091.mspx
For additional security-related information about Microsoft products, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/

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Article ID: 275567 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.0
  • Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.5
  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0
  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0a
  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.5
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