MS03-027: Buffer overrun in Windows Shell (821557)

High Nessus Plugin ID 11792


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


The remote host is running a version of Windows that has a flaw in its shell. An attacker could exploit it by creating a malicious Desktop.ini file, putting it on a shared folder and waiting for someone to browse it.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11792

File Name: smb_nt_ms03-027.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.41 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2003/07/17

Modified: 2017/05/25

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/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: 2003/07/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/05/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0306

BID: 8208

OSVDB: 13409

MSFT: MS03-027

MSKB: 821557