MS04-031: Vulnerability in NetDDE Could Allow Code Execution (841533)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15456

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Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the NetDDE service.


The remote version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability in Network Dynamic Data Exchange (NetDDE).

To exploit this flaw, NetDDE would have to be running and an attacker with a specific knowledge of the vulnerability would need to send a malformed NetDDE message to the remote host to overrun a given buffer.

A public exploit is available to exploit this vulnerability.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15456

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-031.nasl

Version: 1.35

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2004/10/12

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 7.3

CVSS v2.0

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/12

Exploitable With


Metasploit (MS04-031 Microsoft NetDDE Service Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0206

BID: 11372

MSFT: MS04-031

MSKB: 841533