MS02-072: Unchecked Buffer in XP Shell Could Enable System Compromise (329390)

High Nessus Plugin ID 11194


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Windows Shell.


The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the handling of audio files (MP3, WMA) in the Windows Shell component, that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with SYSTEM privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11194

File Name: smb_nt_ms02-072.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.34 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2002/12/19

Modified: 2017/05/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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

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: 2002/12/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1327

BID: 6427

OSVDB: 13413

CERT: 591890

MSFT: MS02-072

MSKB: 329390