Microsoft Windows 2000 Message Queue Manager memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Microsoft Windows 2000 (Operating System). Affected by this issue is an unknown function of the component Message Queue Manager. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 02/17/2000. The weakness was released 01/05/2004 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2003-0995 since 12/15/2003. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 09/17/2018).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1418 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $100k and more. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 68522 (Microsoft Windows DCOM RPCSS Service Vulnerabilities (MS03-039)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (13131) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-2825). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 178, 277 and 20815.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Suricata ID: 2103158
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02/17/2000 🔍
09/09/2003 +1299 days 🔍
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12/15/2003 +33 days 🔍
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09/30/2014 +3921 days 🔍
04/18/2016 +565 days 🔍
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2003-0995 (🔍)
X-Force: 13131
Vulnerability Center: 2825 - [MS03-039] Buffer Overflow in Microsoft Windows 2000 in the Message Queue Manager, High

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Created: 09/30/2014 03:31 PM
Updated: 09/17/2018 07:17 AM
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