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MS00-024: Default Registry Key Permissions May Allow Privilege Elevation

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SYMPTOMS
It may be possible for a malicious user to gain additional privileges on your Windows NT-based computer if the user can interactively log on to the computer. The unauthorized privileges include the ability to take the following actions:
  • Cause code to run in a local system context.
  • Cause code to run the next time another user logs on to the same computer.
  • Disable the security protection for a previously reported vulnerability.
RESOLUTION

Windows NT 4.0

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 files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
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   ------------------------------------------------   04/11/00  08:19p  41,744  Regacl40.exe  Intel   04/12/00  03:43p  95,504  Regacl40.exe  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, Terminal Server Edition, Security Rollup Package
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this problem may cause a degree of security vulnerability in Windows NT 4.0.
MORE INFORMATION
For related information about this problem, please visit the following Microsoft Web sites: For additional security-related information about Microsoft products, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
ACL security_patch
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Article ID: 250625 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 00:30:22 - Revision: 5.4

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