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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 19402

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VPR Score: 7.4


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: 2005/08/09

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC: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: 2005/08/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/09

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

EDB-ID: 1146, 1179, 16365

MSKB: 899588