MS02-003: WinReg Remote Registry Key Manipulation (316056)

High Nessus Plugin ID 11309


Local users can elevate their privileges.


The key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\winreg is writeable by non-administrators.

The installation software of Microsoft Exchange sets this key to a world-writeable mode.

Local users could use this misconfiguration to escalate their privileges on this host.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11309

File Name: smb_nt_ms02-003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.38 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2003/03/02

Modified: 2017/05/26

Dependencies: 10394, 10150, 10428, 10401, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:exchange_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2002/02/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0049

BID: 4053

OSVDB: 2042

CERT: 978131

MSFT: MS02-003

MSKB: 316056