MS02-071: WM_TIMER Message Handler Privilege Elevation (328310)

High Nessus Plugin ID 11191


Local users can elevate their privileges on the remote host.


The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the handling of WM_TIMER messages for interactive processes that could allow a local user to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the SYSTEM privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11191

File Name: smb_nt_ms02-071.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.40 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2002/12/12

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2002/12/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/10/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1230

BID: 5927

OSVDB: 13416

MSFT: MS02-071

MSKB: 328310