MS04-035: WINS Code Execution (870763) (uncredentialed check)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15970


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.


The remote Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) is vulnerable to a flaw that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on this host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker needs to send a specially crafted packet on 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: 15970

File Name: wins_replication_overflow.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/12/15

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 10150

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/14

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS04-045 Microsoft WINS Service Memory Overwrite)

Reference Information

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

BID: 11763, 11922

MSFT: MS04-035, MS04-045

MSKB: 885881, 870763