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: 1.11

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/22/2017

Updated: 4/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-8543


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/name, SMB/transport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/13/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/13/2017

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 6/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8543

BID: 98824