MS03-044: Buffer Overrun in Windows Help (825119)

High Nessus Plugin ID 11928


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the Help service.


A security vulnerability exists in the Windows Help Service that could allow arbitrary code execution on an affected system. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run code with Local System privileges on this host.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11928

File Name: smb_nt_ms03-044.nasl

Version: 1.39

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2003/11/17

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 2003/10/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0711

BID: 8828

MSFT: MS03-044

CERT: 467036

MSKB: 825119