MS04-022: Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler Remote Overflow (841873) (uncredentialed check)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13852


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.


There is a flaw in the Task Scheduler application which could allow a remote attacker to execute code remotely. There are many attack vectors for this flaw. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, would need to either have the ability to connect to the target machine or be able to coerce a local user to either install a .job file or browse to a malicious website.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 13852

File Name: task_scheduler_test.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.34 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/07/29

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 11936, 10785, 10736

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:ie

Required KB Items: Services/DCE/378e52b0-c0a9-11cf-822d-00aa0051e40f

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0212

BID: 10708

OSVDB: 7798

MSFT: MS04-022

MSKB: 841873