Microsoft Windows Search Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8543)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 102683


It was possible to overflow an allocated buffer by sending crafted windows search protocol packets.


By sending two malformed Windows Search Protocol packets over SMB, Nessus was able to overflow an allocated buffer.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, 10, and 2016.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 102683

File Name: mswsp_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2017/08/22

Modified: 2017/08/23

Dependencies: 10394, 10150, 10404, 10395

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/transport, SMB/name

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8543

BID: 98824

OSVDB: 159001