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For additional information about a similar problem that may occur in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
304158 Patch for "HyperTerminal Buffer Overflow" Vulnerability In Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft has released a patch to address a potential security vulnerability in the HyperTerminal program that is included with Windows 2000. A buffer-overflow vulnerability could allow arbitrary code to be run on a user's computer under special circumstances. For additional information about this vulnerability, see the following Microsoft Web site:
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-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------- 04/17/2001 11:53a 5.0.2195.3511 21,776 Hticons.dll 04/17/2001 11:53a 5.0.2195.3511 11,536 Htrn_jis.dll 04/17/2001 11:53a 5.0.2195.3511 575,248 Hypertrm.dll 04/17/2001 11:49a 5.0.2195.3511 6,416 Hypertrm.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this problem may cause a degree of security vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
For additional information about this issue in Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274548 Patch for 'HyperTerminal Buffer Overflow' Vulnerability in Windows 98, Windows Me