MS03-026: Microsoft RPC Interface Buffer Overrun (823980) (uncredentialed check)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 11808


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.


The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the function RemoteActivation() in its RPC interface that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the SYSTEM privileges.

A series of worms (Blaster) are known to exploit this vulnerability in the wild.


Microsoft has released patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11808

File Name: msrpc_dcom.nasl

Version: 1.45

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/28/2003

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/16/2003

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS03-026 Microsoft RPC DCOM Interface Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0352

BID: 8205

MSFT: MS03-026

MSKB: 823980