MS05-008: Vulnerability in Windows Shell (890047)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16324


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


The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the Windows Shell that could allow an attacker to elevate his privileges and/or execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to lure a victim into visiting a malicious website or opening a malicious file attachment.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16324

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-008.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.33 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2005/02/08

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2005/02/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0053

BID: 11466

OSVDB: 13608

MSFT: MS05-008

CERT: 698835

EDB-ID: 24693

MSKB: 890047