MS04-037: Vulnerability in Windows Shell (841356)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15460


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


The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the Windows Shell that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to lure a victim into visiting a malicious website or into opening a malicious file attachment.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15460

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-037.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.35 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2004/10/12

Modified: 2017/07/14

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0214, CVE-2004-0572

BID: 10677

OSVDB: 10698, 10699

MSFT: MS04-037

MSKB: 841356