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Article ID: 894083 - Last Review: August 29, 2007 - Revision: 2.2

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SYMPTOMS

You install Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-031 on a Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional-based client that is running Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). If the client uses the Clipboard Viewer program (Clipbrd.exe) or any other Network Dynamic Data Exchange (NetDDE)-based program, the number of WINS transaction log files on the WINS server greatly increases. Additionally, these log files occupy lots of disk space.

Note The WINS transaction, or J<n>, log files are located in the %systemroot%\System32\Wins folder. %systemroot% is the folder where you installed Microsoft Windows.

If you use the Network Monitor utility to capture a network trace, the network trace shows excessive registration and de-registration traffic for the NetDDE service on WINS clients. The WINS clients register and unregister the NetDDE service with the WINS server several hundred times per second. This activity loads down the WINS server.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a code defect in the NetDDE service on WINS clients. This defect is introduced with Security Bulletin MS04-031.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information for Windows XP

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows XP Professional SP2

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows XP Professional SP1, 32-bit versions

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   10-Feb-2005  17:10  5.1.2600.1621      16,384  Nddenb32.dll     
     

Windows XP Professional SP2, 32-bit versions

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------    
   10-Feb-2005  17:26  5.1.2600.2608      18,944  Nddenb32.dll   

Windows XP Professional SP1, 64-bit versions

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name        Platform
   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   10-Feb-2005  08:07  5.1.2600.1621      39,936  Nddenb32.dll     IA-64
   10-Feb-2005  08:10  5.1.2600.1621      16,384  Wnddenb32.dll    x86
     

Hotfix information for Windows 2000

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

Windows 2000 Professional SP3 or Windows 2000 Professional SP4

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   01-Mar-2005  21:55  5.0.2195.7035      17,168  Nddenb32.dll     
   25-Feb-2005  17:43  6.1.22.4          371,936  Updspapi.dll 

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

The following is an example of the name registration and of the name release that are displayed when you use the Network Monitor utility:
NBT: NS: Registration req. for NETBIOSNAME <1F>
NBT: NS: Registration (Node Status) resp. for NETBIOSNAME <1F>, Success, Owner Addr. 10.10.10.10
NBT: NS: Release req. for NETBIOSNAME <1F>
NBT: NS: Release (Node Status) resp. for NETBIOSNAME <1F>, Success
All NetBIOS names are 16 characters in length. A NetBIOS suffix is the 16th character in the 16-character NetBIOS name. The NetBIOS suffix is used by Microsoft networking software to identify functionality that is installed on the registered device. 1F is the unique NetBIOS suffix that is used by the NetDDE service.

For additional information about NetBIOS suffixes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163409  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163409/ ) NetBIOS suffixes (16th character of the NetBIOS name)
For additional information about the Jet database for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
165915  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/165915/ ) Explanation of Jet Database for Windows NT 4.0
For additional information about Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-031, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
841533  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841533/ ) MS04-031: Vulnerability in NetDDE could allow remote code execution
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915/ ) New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
Keywords: 
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