Windows Terminal RCE (CVE-2022-44702).

high Nessus Plugin ID 170016


The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Terminal. An unauthenticated, local attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary commands.

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


Upgrade Windows Terminal to version 1.15.2874 or 1.15.2875.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170016

File Name: windows_terminal_cve-2022-44702.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/13/2023

Updated: 3/27/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-44702


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:windows:terminal

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, WMI/Windows App Store/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-44702

IAVA: 2022-A-0530-S