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Malformed Telnet Argument Vulnerability

The Telnet client that ships as part of Windows 95 and 98 has an unchecked buffer. A specially-malformed argument could be passed to the client via a web page in order to cause arbitrary code to execute on the computer via a classic buffer overrun technique.

Affected Products

  • Windows 95, 98 and 98 SE

Solution

A patch is available either from Windows Update or from the locations below:

Further Details

Source: Microsoft Corporation

Reference: Microsoft Corporation

Updated: September 9, 1999

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