MS05-051: Vulnerabilities in MSDTC and COM+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (902400)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 20004
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VPR Score: 6.3


A vulnerability in MSDTC and COM+ could allow remote code execution.


The remote version of Windows contains a version of MSDTC and COM+ that is affected by several remote code execution, local privilege escalation and denial of service vulnerabilities.

An attacker may exploit these flaws to obtain the complete control of the remote host.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20004

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-051.nasl

Version: 1.38

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: Critical

VPR Score: 6.3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: 10/11/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2119, CVE-2005-1978, CVE-2005-1979, CVE-2005-1980

BID: 15059, 15058, 15057, 15056

MSFT: MS05-051

CERT: 180868, 950516

EDB-ID: 1341

MSKB: 902400