MS04-011: Microsoft Windows SSL Library Malformed Message Remote DoS (835732) (uncredentialed check)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 12204



Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.


The remote host seems to be running a version of Microsoft SSL library which is vulnerable to several flaws, ranging from a denial of service to remote code executing.

Any Microsoft service that utilizes SSL is vulnerable. This includes IIS 4.0, IIS 5.0, IIS 5.1, Exchange Server 5.5, Exchange Server 2000, Exchange Server 2003, and Analysis Services 2000 (included with SQL Server 2000).


Install the Windows cumulative update from Microsoft.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 12204

File Name: ms_kb835732_ssl.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/13/2004

Updated: 4/7/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0120

BID: 10115

MSFT: MS04-011

MSKB: 835732