Customized permissions that are applied to DNS records are reset to the default value when these records are deleted and tombstoned on a Windows Server 2003-based DNS server

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create an Active Directory-integrated DNS zone on a Windows Server 2003-based DNS server.
  • You control which users or computers can create, change, or delete DNS records in this zone.
  • A DNS record in this DNS zone is deleted. However, the deleted record still exists as a tombstoned record in the DNS zone.
In this scenario, a user or computer that does not have permission to create DNS records in this zone can create a new DNS record that has the same name as the deleted DNS record. You expect this action to be denied.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because, when a DNS record with customized permissions becomes tombstoned, the permissions on the record are reset to the default value. Therefore, an unauthorized user can modify and re-enable the tombstoned DNS record before it is removed from the DNS zone.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the DNS server. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. However, you must restart the DNS server service.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
6to4svc.dll5.2.3790.277199,84016-Aug-200614:01x86SP1
Afd.sys5.2.3790.3161152,57620-Jun-200810:38x86SP1
Dns.exe5.2.3790.3184448,00031-Jul-200809:21x86SP1
Mswsock.dll5.2.3790.3161258,04820-Jun-200819:36x86SP1
Tcpip.sys5.2.3790.3161394,75220-Jun-200810:38x86SP1
Tcpip6.sys5.2.3790.3161225,98420-Jun-200810:04Not ApplicableSP1
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.318430,20831-Jul-200809:17x86SP1
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Afd.sys5.2.3790.4318150,52820-Jun-200811:02x86SP2
Dns.exe5.2.3790.4345448,00031-Jul-200811:32x86SP2
Mswsock.dll5.2.3790.4318257,02420-Jun-200819:01x86SP2
Tcpip.sys5.2.3790.4318390,65620-Jun-200811:01x86SP2
Tcpip6.sys5.2.3790.4318234,49620-Jun-200810:19Not ApplicableSP2
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
6to4svc.dll5.2.3790.3184362,49631-Jul-200814:13IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Afd.sys5.2.3790.3184584,19231-Jul-200814:13IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Dns.exe5.2.3790.31841,140,73631-Jul-200814:13IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Mswsock.dll5.2.3790.3184784,89631-Jul-200814:13IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Tcpip.sys5.2.3790.31841,308,67231-Jul-200814:13IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Tcpip6.sys5.2.3790.3184737,02431-Jul-200814:13Not ApplicableSP1Not Applicable
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.318429,18431-Jul-200814:13IA-64SP1Not Applicable
W6to4svc.dll5.2.3790.318499,84031-Jul-200814:13x86SP1WOW
Wdns.exe5.2.3790.3184448,00031-Jul-200814:13x86SP1WOW
Wmswsock.dll5.2.3790.3184233,47231-Jul-200814:13x86SP1WOW
Ww03a2409.dll5.2.3790.318430,20831-Jul-200814:13x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Afd.sys5.2.3790.4345584,19231-Jul-200814:54IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Dns.exe5.2.3790.43451,140,73631-Jul-200814:54IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Mswsock.dll5.2.3790.4345789,50431-Jul-200814:54IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Tcpip.sys5.2.3790.43451,310,72031-Jul-200814:54IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Tcpip6.sys5.2.3790.4345764,41631-Jul-200814:54Not ApplicableSP2Not Applicable
Wmswsock.dll5.2.3790.4345234,49631-Jul-200814:54x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
6to4svc.dll5.2.3790.2771124,41631-Jul-200814:14x64SP1Not Applicable
Afd.sys5.2.3790.3161299,52031-Jul-200814:14x64SP1Not Applicable
Dns.exe5.2.3790.3184770,56031-Jul-200814:14x64SP1Not Applicable
Mswsock.dll5.2.3790.3161491,52031-Jul-200814:14x64SP1Not Applicable
Tcpip.sys5.2.3790.3161829,95231-Jul-200814:14x64SP1Not Applicable
Tcpip6.sys5.2.3790.3161363,13631-Jul-200814:14x64SP1Not Applicable
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.318430,72031-Jul-200814:14x64SP1Not Applicable
W6to4svc.dll5.2.3790.277199,84031-Jul-200814:14x86SP1WOW
Wdns.exe5.2.3790.3184448,00031-Jul-200814:14x86SP1WOW
Wmswsock.dll5.2.3790.3161233,47231-Jul-200814:14x86SP1WOW
Ww03a2409.dll5.2.3790.318430,20831-Jul-200814:14x86SP1WOW
Windows XP with Service Pack 2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Afd.sys5.2.3790.4318292,35231-Jul-200815:17x64SP2Not Applicable
Dns.exe5.2.3790.4345771,07231-Jul-200815:17x64SP2Not Applicable
Mswsock.dll5.2.3790.4318493,05631-Jul-200815:17x64SP2Not Applicable
Tcpip.sys5.2.3790.4318784,89631-Jul-200815:17x64SP2Not Applicable
Tcpip6.sys5.2.3790.4318375,80831-Jul-200815:17x64SP2Not Applicable
Wmswsock.dll5.2.3790.4318234,49631-Jul-200815:17x86SP2WOW

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 952087 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
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