MS05-009: Vulnerability in PNG Processing Could Allow Remote Code Execution (890261)

high Nessus Plugin ID 16328


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the Media Player.


The remote host is running either Windows Media Player 9 or MSN Messenger.

There is a vulnerability in the remote version of this software that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, one attacker would need to set up a rogue PNG image and send it to a victim on the remote host.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16328

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-009.nasl

Version: 1.41

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/8/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:msn_messenger, cpe:/a:microsoft:windows_media_player, cpe:/a:microsoft:windows_messenger

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/8/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/4/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1244, CVE-2004-0597

BID: 12485, 12506

MSFT: MS05-009

CERT: 259890, 388984, 817368

EDB-ID: 25094, 393, 389

MSKB: 885492, 887472