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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2003-0525
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:19:31
Published 27 Aug 2003 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The getCanonicalPath function in Windows NT 4.0 may free memory that it does not own and cause heap corruption, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via requests that cause a long file name to be passed to getCanonicalPath, as demonstrated on the IBM JVM using a long string to the Java method.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Nt 4.0


XF - winnt-file-management-dos (12701)

MS - MS03-029

ATSTAKE - A072303-1

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:37:56