MS02-052: Flaw in Microsoft VM Could Allow Code Execution (810030)

High Nessus Plugin ID 11177


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


The remote host is running a Microsoft VM machine that has a bug in its bytecode verifier that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on this host, with the privileges of the SYSTEM.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to send a malformed applet to a user on this host, and have him execute it. The malicious applet would then be able to execute code outside the sandbox of the VM.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11177

File Name: smb_nt_ms02-052.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.44 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2002/11/28

Modified: 2017/05/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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:U/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: 2002/09/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1257, CVE-2002-1258, CVE-2002-1260, CVE-2002-1292, CVE-2002-1295, CVE-2002-1325

BID: 6371, 6372, 6379, 6380

OSVDB: 11914, 13412, 13417, 13418, 7885, 7886

CERT: 897529, 422807

MSFT: MS02-052, MS02-069

MSKB: 329077