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

High Nessus Plugin ID 20002


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: 2005/10/11

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/11

Reference Information

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

BID: 15070, 15069, 15064

MSFT: MS05-049

CERT: 922708

MSKB: 900725