MS03-034: NetBIOS Name Service Reply Information Leakage (824105) (credentialed check)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 16299


Random portions of memory may be disclosed thru the NetBIOS name service.


The remote host is running a version of the NetBT name service that suffers from a memory disclosure problem.

An attacker could send a special packet to the remote NetBT name service, and the reply will contain random arbitrary data from the remote host memory. This arbitrary data may be a fragment from the web page the remote user is viewing, or something more serious like a POP password or anything else.

An attacker may use this flaw to continuously 'poll' the content of the memory of the remote host and might be able to obtain sensitive information.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 16299

File Name: smb_nt_ms03-034.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2005/02/03

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2003/09/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0661

BID: 8532

MSFT: MS03-034

MSKB: 824105