Users Might Gain Full Control of a System via the "Simplified Chinese IME State Recognition" Vulnerability

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SYMPTOMS
Users might be able to gain full control of a system if a Chinese Input Method Editor (IME) is installed.

Affected IMEs include:
  • Winabc.ime
  • Wingb.ime
  • Winpy.ime
  • Winsp.ime
  • Winzm.ime
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
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    Version        Size     File name   ------------------------------------------------------   08/28/2000  01:27a  5.0.2195.2104   94,992  Winabc.ime   08/27/2000  11:15p  5.0.2195.2104   72,224  Wingb.ime   08/28/2000  01:27a  5.0.2195.2104  154,928  Winpy.ime   08/28/2000  01:27a  5.0.2195.2104  154,928  Winsp.ime   08/28/2000  01:27a  5.0.2195.2104  154,928  Winzm.ime				

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please see the following Microsoft Security Bulletin:For additional security-related information about Microsoft products, please go to:For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
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Article ID: 270676 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 00:20:35 - Revision: 6.2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1

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