Simple TCP/IP Services Can Be Driven to 100% CPU

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SYMPTOMS
It is possible to cause the Simple TCP/IP services to drive the processorusage up to 100 percent.
CAUSE
Sending a specific UDP packet to a server using the Simple TCP/IP serviceswill cause this behavior.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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Article ID: 194341 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 22:32:37 - Revision: 1.2

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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