MS05-039: Vulnerability in Plug and Play Could Allow Remote Code Execution and Elevation of Privilege (899588)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 19402


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the Plug-And-Play service.


The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the function PNP_QueryResConfList() in the Plug and Play service that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the SYSTEM privileges.

A series of worms (Zotob) are known to exploit this vulnerability in the wild.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 19402

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-039.nasl

Version: 1.45

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/9/2005

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: 8/9/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/9/2005

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS05-039 Microsoft Plug and Play Service Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1983

BID: 14513

MSFT: MS05-039

CERT: 998653

MSKB: 899588