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Flaw found in MS Windows Kernel!


Buffer Overrun flaw found in Windows kernel message handling!


This question was answered on April 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft has found a flaw in Windows NT 4.0, 2000 and XP kernel The kernel is the core of the OS and provides critical system services The flaw results in a vulnerability to the user from an attacker that could write a program to exploit their computer

This security bulletin is rated as 'Important' from the Max Risk category from Microsoft A patch for this is already available and a suggested download from Microsoft.

Download locations for this patch:

The patches for all Windows systems are available via:

Windows Update

The complete technical details are posted at the Microsoft web site:</a></b>

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on April 16, 2003