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General Information

PC-DCE for Windows NT/2000/XP
Version 5.0.2

Release Applicability

This patch can be applied to any version of PC-DCE from 5.0.0 through 5.0.1.

New Features in This Release

No new features were added in this release.

Problems Fixed in This Release

For a complete description of the problems and fixes, see the Release Notes for this patch.

Fix for Denial of Service Attack Worm (RPC Attack)
Implemented a fix for the vulnerability to RPC attacks described in CERT Vulnerability VU#377804 (for more info, see

dcecp Commands Failed Unexpectedly
Occasionally users would see a dcecp command fail unexpectedly.

Configuration Failure When Creating CDS
Occasionally a configuration failure would occur, usually around the point where dce_config was creating CDS entries.

Endpoints Not Registered
A workaround has been implemented for a bug in the Windows NT 4.0 endpoint mapper where it occasionally would not register an endpoint.

Maximum Ticket Lifetime Incorrectly Recorded
Fixed a problem with sec_salvage_db where it failed to correctly record the maximum ticket lifetime if it was set to the default value.

Configuration Problems in UDP-Only Environment
dce_config will now work in a UDP-only environment.

Load Balancing
Enhanced load balancing through further improvements to how threads randomly select a binding from a binding vector.

Obtaining PC-DCE 5.0.2

PC-DCE 5.0.x is no longer available. You must upgrade to at least 5.1.x. If you have not purchased version 5.1, contact the Double R Solutions DCE/DFS Sales Team.

Other Documentation

Be sure to also view the Release Notes included in the documentation download and posted on the online Documentation Library.

Applying PC-DCE 5.0.2

To upgrade to PC-DCE 5.0.2:

  1. See "Obtaining PC-DCE 5.0.2" above for download links.