MS04-045: WINS Code Execution (870763)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15962

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VPR Score: 7.4


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host via the WINS service.


The remote Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) server is prone to a heap overflow attack that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on this host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a specially crafted packet to port 42 of the remote host.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15962

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-045.nasl

Version: 1.37

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2004/12/14

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 7.4

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: 2004/12/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/26

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS04-045 Microsoft WINS Service Memory Overwrite)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0567, CVE-2004-1080

BID: 11763, 11922

CERT: 145134, 378160

MSFT: MS04-045

MSKB: 870763