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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2005-3172
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:53:39
Published 06 Oct 2005 06:02:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The WideCharToMultiByte function in Microsoft Windows 2000 before Update Rollup 1 for SP4 does not properly convert strings with Japanese composite characters in the last character, which could prevent the string from being null terminated and lead to data corruption or enable buffer overflow attacks.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 2000


MSKB - 900345

MSKB - 824867

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:40:50