MS05-016: Vulnerability in Windows Shell (893086)

high Nessus Plugin ID 18020


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 into 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: 18020

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-016.nasl

Version: 1.41

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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: 4/12/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0063

BID: 13132

CERT: 673051

MSFT: MS05-016

MSKB: 893086