MS05-039: Vulnerability in Plug and Play Could Allow Remote Code Execution and Elevation of Privilege (899588)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 19402
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the Plug-And-Play service.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003.