Windows XP SP2 Firewall Critical Update (886185)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15996


The remote host has a flaw that could allow access controls to be circumvented.


The remote version of Microsoft Windows XP SP2 lacks the critical security update 886185.

This update fixes a flaw that renders the SP2 firewall ineffective when the user connects to the internet using a dialup connection.


Apply the latest Windows XP service pack or the patch referenced in KB886185.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15996

File Name: smb_nt_886185.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/12/17

Modified: 2016/12/09

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/15

Reference Information

BID: 12057

OSVDB: 12482