MS03-001: Unchecked buffer in Locate Service (810833)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 11212


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.


The Microsoft Locate service is a name server that maps logical names to network-specific names.

There is a security vulnerability in this server that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code in it by sending a specially crafted packet to it.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11212

File Name: smb_nt_ms03-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.44 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2003/01/23

Modified: 2017/05/25

Dependencies: 10456, 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/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:F/RL:O/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: 2003/01/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/01/30

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0003

BID: 6666

OSVDB: 7117

MSFT: MS03-001

CERT: 610986

MSKB: 810833