This article was previously published under Q322301
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A buffer overrun vulnerability exists in Microsoft ASP.NET. An attacker who was able to successfully exploit this vulnerability could cause the application that is running on the Web server to restart. Additionally, although Microsoft has not been able to demonstrate it, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause code to run on the Web server. The code could run in the security context of the ASP.NET worker process (Aspnet_wp.exe), which uses an unprivileged account by default.
This vulnerability occurs because a function that processes cookie data in the ASPState service cannot properly check the length of the cookies that are passed to it.
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that you determine are at risk of attack. Evaluate your computer's physical accessibility, network and Internet connectivity, and other factors to determine the degree of risk to your computer. See the associated Microsoft Security Bulletin to help determine the degree of risk. This fix may receive additional testing. If your computer is sufficiently at risk, Microsoft recommends that you apply this fix now. Otherwise, wait for the next Microsoft .NET Framework service pack that contains this fix.
To resolve this problem immediately, download the fix by following the instructions later in this article or contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
This update requires Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 1. For additional information about how to obtain the latest service pack for the .NET Framework, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
318836 INFO: How to Obtain the Latest .NET Framework Service Pack
To download the update for this problem, visit 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 following command-line command installs the update without any user intervention and does not force the computer to restart:
WARNING: Please see installation issues below and note that your computer is vulnerable until you restart it.
For additional information about installation issues with this security bulletin, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324292 INFO: Installation Issues with Silent Install of Security Bulletin MS02-026
The following files are copied to the %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\ folder:
Version File Name ------------------------------- 1.0.3705.272 Aspnet_isapi.dll 1.0.3705.272 Aspnet_wp.exe 1.0.3705.272 Aspnet_regiis.exe -- Aspnet_perf.ini -- Aspnet_perf2.ini 1.0.3705.272 System.Web.dll
The following files are copied to the %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\ASP.NETClientFiles\ folder:
Version File Name ----------------------- -- SmartNavIE5.js -- SmartNav.js
Microsoft has confirmed that this problem may cause a degree of security vulnerability in Microsoft ASP.NET.
For more information about this vulnerability, visit the following Microsoft Web site: