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Microsoft Windows Standard Output System Crash

by Phiber on October 29th, 2001 If certain combinations of special "whitespace" characters are output in the console to standard output, a user could successfully crash a Windows NT, 2000 or XP system.


- Microsoft Windows 2000 (to SP2)

- Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (SP1 to SP6a)

- Microsoft Windows XP

Exploit example:


int main(void)
while (1)
return 0;


Currently, there are no Vendor supplied patches/fixes.

- This vulnerability was reported by Michael Wojcik ([email protected]).

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