MS04-024: Buffer overrun in Windows Shell (839645)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13642


It is possible to execute commands on the remote host.


The remote host is running a version of Windows that has a flaw in its shell. An attacker could persuade a user on the remote host to execute a rogue program by using a CLSID instead of a file type, thus fooling the user into thinking that he will not execute an application but simply open a document.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13642

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-024.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.34 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2004/07/13

Modified: 2017/07/14

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0420

BID: 9510

OSVDB: 7802

MSFT: MS04-024

MSKB: 839645