MS04-024: Buffer overrun in Windows Shell (839645)

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Synopsis :

It is possible to execute commands on the remote host.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Windows that has a flaw in its
shell. An attacker could persuade a user on the remote host to execute
a rogue program by using a CLSID instead of a file type, thus fooling
the user into thinking that he will not execute an application but
simply open a document.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP and

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 13642 ()

Bugtraq ID: 9510

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0420