MS04-022: Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler Remote Overflow (841873) (uncredentialed check)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13852
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.
DescriptionThere 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003.