MS04-020: Vulnerability in POSIX could allow code execution (841872)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13638


Local users can elevate their privileges.


The remote host is running a version of the posix subsystem that contains a flaw that could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the host, thus escalating his privileges and obtaining the full control of the remote system.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13638

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-020.nasl

Version: 1.35

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2004/07/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0210

BID: 10710

MSFT: MS04-020

MSKB: 841872