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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Rpc Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows DNS Service RPC Stack Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017910
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1748   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 8 2007
Original Entry Date:  Apr 13 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): Windows 2000 Server SP4, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows 2003 SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Windows DNS service RPC interface. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted RPC packet to the RPC interface of the DNS server to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target DNS service, which runs with Local System privileges by default.

A remote authenticated user can also exploit this vulnerability via TCP/UDP ports 139 and 445.

The name resolution function running on port 53 is not affected.

The vulnerable code resides on Windows server systems, not client systems.

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP2, and Windows Vista are not affected.

This vulnerability was originally reported as being actively exploited in limited situations. On April 17, 2006 (UTC), Microsoft reported seeing a new attack that "does not appear widespread."

Some demonstration exploit code is available at:

Carnegie Mellon reported this vulnerability to Microsoft.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 13 Apr 2007 00:08:39 -0400
Subject:  Microsoft Security Advisory (935964) Vulnerability in RPC on Windows DNS Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution.


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