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Microsoft Windows Workstation Service NetrGetJoinInformation Heap Corruption Vulnerability

TPTI-09-06: August 11th, 2009


Affected Vendors

Affected Products

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. Valid user credentials are required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the Workstation RPC Service. When handling the arguments for the NetrGetJoinInformation function, memory is improperly freed and can lead to remote code execution. Successful exploitation can lead to a remote system compromise under SYSTEM credentials.

Vendor Response

Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2009-05-11 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2009-08-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by: