MS06-001: Vulnerabilities in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Code Execution (912919)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20382


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host by sending a malformed file to a victim.


The remote host contains a version of Microsoft Windows that is missing a critical security update that fixes several vulnerabilities in the Graphic Rendering Engine, and in the way Windows handles Metafiles.

An attacker could exploit these flaws to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a specially crafted Windows Metafile (WMF) to a user on the remote host, or lure him into visiting a rogue website containing such a file.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP SP2 and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20382

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.35 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2006/01/05

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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: 2006/01/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/12/27

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Windows XP/2003/Vista Metafile Escape() SetAbortProc Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4560

BID: 16074

OSVDB: 21987

CERT: 181038

MSFT: MS06-001

MSKB: 912919