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Exterminator: Windows 2000 has IP limitations

The Exterminator discovered an interesting issue for IP addresses in Windows 2000. On top of that, you can find updates for other Microsoft software, Linux bugs, and more.

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Microsoft bug issues
Regarding: Windows 2000 Server

Date Posted: April 5, 2000

Information URL:Click here for more information from MSNBC

MSNBC recently reported a problem within Windows 2000 regarding Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The report states that Windows 2000 limits the number of IP addresses assigned to any combination of network interface cards (NICs) to 51. Once 52 or more IP addresses have been assigned, Active Directory misplaces all of its directory objects. For more information, visit the Information URL given above.

Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-019)
Regarding: Internet Information Server 4.0 and 5.0

Date Posted: March 30, 2000

Patch URL:Click here for the Intel 4.0 patch

Patch URL:Click here for the Alpha 4.0 patch

Patch URL:Click here for the 5.0 patch

Microsoft has released a patch that fixes vulnerability in IIS version 4.0 and 5.0, as well as the products that are based on it. Microsoft states, “under certain fairly unusual conditions, the vulnerability could cause a Web server to send the source code of .ASP and other files to a visiting user”. For more information, visit Microsoft’s Web site.

Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-021)
Regarding: Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000

Date Posted: March 30, 2000

Patch URL:Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server

Patch URL:Windows NT 4.0 for Intel

Patch URL:Windows NT 4.0 for Alpha

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates vulnerability in the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Printing Services for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. If this service is installed on your system, the vulnerability could allow users to disrupt printing services. A specific malformed request could cause the service to crash, causing several other services, such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), to stop. For more information, visit Microsoft’s Web site.

Linux bug issues
Regarding: Linux Kernel 2.2.x, RedHat 6.x, Debian 2.x

Date Posted: March 29, 2000

Information URL:Click here for more information

SecurityFocus.com reports that there is vulnerability in the IP Masquerading code present in the Linux 2.2.x kernel. The site states, “due to poor checking of connections in the kernel code, an attacker can potentially rewrite the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) masquerading entries, making it possible for UDP packets to be routed back to the internal machine.” For more information, click the Information URL given above.

Virus Alert
Regarding: BAT_CHODE911 a.k.a. 911 Virus

Date Posted: April 3, 2000

Information URL:Click here for more information

OS Affected: Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000

Trend Micro recently reported a new virus known as BAT_CHODE911, more commonly referred to as the 911 Virus. The virus has several payloads, some of which can be destructive. When activated, the virus randomly chooses a payload to execute. For more information on this virus, click the Information URL given above or check TechRepublic’s Virus Alert.

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