MS02-054: Unchecked Buffer in File Decompression Functions Could Lead to Code Execution (329048)

High Nessus Plugin ID 11148


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Explorer.


The remote host contains a version of Windows that has a security flaw in the compressed files (ZIP) implementation. An attacker can exploit this flaw by sending a malicious zip file to the remote user. When the user opens the file with Explorer, arbitrary code will be executed.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11148

File Name: smb_nt_ms02-054.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.39 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2002/10/24

Modified: 2017/05/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/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

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2002/10/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0370, CVE-2002-1139

BID: 5873, 5876

OSVDB: 868, 59738

CERT: 383779

MSFT: MS02-054

MSKB: 329048