MS05-002: Cursor and Icon Format Handling Code Execution (891711)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16124


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


The remote host contains a version of the Windows kernel that is affected by a security flaw in the way that cursors and icons are handled. An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious web page and entice a victim to visit this web page. An attacker may send a malicious email to the victim to exploit this flaw too.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16124

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-002.nasl

Version: 1.48

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2005/01/11

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/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: 2005/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/20

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1049, CVE-2004-1305, CVE-2005-0416

BID: 12095, 12233

MSFT: MS05-002

CERT: 625856, 697136

EDB-ID: 721

MSKB: 891711