Security Updates for Microsoft Exchange Server (Nov 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 167281


The Microsoft Exchange Server installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Microsoft Exchange Server installed on the remote host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the Nov, 2022 security bulletin.

- Microsoft Exchange Server Spoofing Vulnerability (CVE-2022-41078, CVE-2022-41079)

- Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2022-41040, CVE-2022-41080, CVE-2022-41123)

- Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2022-41082)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 167281

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_nov_exchange.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/11/2022

Updated: 10/4/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41082


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:exchange_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2022

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/21/2022, 1/31/2023

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft Exchange ProxyNotShell RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-41040, CVE-2022-41078, CVE-2022-41079, CVE-2022-41080, CVE-2022-41082, CVE-2022-41123

IAVA: 2022-A-0474-S

MSFT: MS22-5019758

MSKB: 5019758