MS05-049: Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (900725)

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VPR Score: 6.7


Vulnerabilities in the Windows Shell could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


The remote version of Windows contains a version of the Windows Shell that has several vulnerabilities. An attacker may exploit these vulnerabilities by :

- Sending a malformed .lnk file a to user on the remote host to trigger an overflow.

- Sending a malformed HTML document to a user on the remote host and have him view it in the Windows Explorer preview pane.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20002

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-049.nasl

Version: 1.34

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/11/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2122, CVE-2005-2118, CVE-2005-2117

BID: 15070, 15069, 15064

MSFT: MS05-049

CERT: 922708

MSKB: 900725