MS05-017: Vulnerability in MSMQ Could Allow Code Execution (892944)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 18021


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.


The remote version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability in Microsoft Message Queuing Service (MSMQ).

An attacker could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the SYSTEM privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 18021

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-017.nasl

Version: 1.37

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS05-017 Microsoft Message Queueing Service Path Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0059

BID: 13112

MSFT: MS05-017

MSKB: 892944