This article was previously published under Q272743
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When you click a link in a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) document, it may be possible for a malicious user to use that link to initiate a Microsoft Windows NT LAN Manager (NTLM) challenge/response authentication process to a remote Telnet server and transmit your NTLM credentials (you user name and password) without notification.
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
NOTE: On September 14, 2000, Microsoft released the original version of this patch. On September 21, 2000, a new version of the patch was released. Microsoft recommends that all customers, including those who applied the original version of the patch, apply the new version.
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 Version File name --------------------------------------------------- 09/19/2000 01:34p 80,144 5.0.33666.1 Telnet.exe
To workaround this issue, visit the following Microsoft Web site: