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WebTV for Windows Denial of Service Vulnerability

A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft® WebTV for Windows which could allow a malicious user to remotely crash systems running WebTV for Windows.

Issue

There is a denial of service vulnerability in WebTV for Windows that may allow a malicious user to remotely crash either the WebTV for Windows application and/or the computer system running WebTV for Windows. Restarting the application and/or system will return the system to its normal state.

Although the WebTV for Windows application ships with Windows 98, 98SE and Windows Me products, the application is not installed by default, and customers who have not installed it would not be at risk.

Affected Products

  • Windows 98, 98SE and Windows Me

Solution

Software patches are available from the following locations:

Further Details

Source: Microsoft Corporation

Reference: Microsoft Corporation

Updated: October 11, 2000

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