MS04-022: Task Scheduler Vulnerability (841873)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13640


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web client.


The remote host is running a version of Windows which contains a flaw in the task scheduler that could lead to arbitrary execution of commands on the remote host.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to lure a user on the remote host to take certain steps to execute a .job file, or to visit a rogue website, arbitrary commands could then be used on the remote host.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13640

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-022.nasl

Version: 1.42

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2004/07/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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-2004-0212

BID: 10708

CERT: 228028

MSFT: MS04-022

MSKB: 841873