MS05-043: Vulnerability in Printer Spooler Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (896423) (uncredentialed check)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 19407

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VPR Score: 6.8


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the Spooler service.


The remote host contains a version of the Print Spooler service that may allow an attacker to execute code on the remote host or crash the spooler service.

An attacker can execute code on the remote host with a NULL session against :

- Windows 2000

An attacker can crash the remote service with a NULL session against :

- Windows 2000
- Windows XP SP1

An attacker needs valid credentials to crash the service against :

- Windows 2003
- Windows XP SP2


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 19407

File Name: smb_kb896423.nasl

Version: 1.37

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2005/08/09

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 10785

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.8

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: Host/OS/smb

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/09

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1984

BID: 14514

MSFT: MS05-043

MSKB: 896423