Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 914457

Vulnerability in Windows Service ACLs

Published: February 07, 2006 | Updated: March 14, 2006

Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of a vulnerability. We have issued a security bulletin to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review the security bulletin.



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  • February 7, 2006: Advisory published
  • February 7, 2006: Added line breaks to Group Policy workaround security template for Windows XP Service Pack 1
  • February 8, 2006: Added additional FAQ information for affected platforms and service start-up type properties
  • February 14, 2006: Additional services identified, Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows 2000 clarification
  • February 22, 2006: Added Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 914392
  • March 14, 2006: Advisory updated to reference released security bulletin.

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