MS05-051: Vulnerabilities in MSDTC Could Allow Remote Code Execution (902400) (uncredentialed check)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 20008


A vulnerability in MSDTC could allow remote code execution.


The remote version of Windows contains a version of MSDTC (Microsoft Data Transaction Coordinator) service that has 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: 20008

File Name: smb_kb902400.nasl

Version: 1.34

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/12/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


Risk Factor: Critical

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: x-cpe:/a:microsoft:windows:msdtc, cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: Services/DCE/906b0ce0-c70b-1067-b317-00dd010662da

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2005

Reference Information

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

BID: 15059, 15058, 15057, 15056

MSFT: MS05-051

MSKB: 902400