MS05-047: Plug and Play Remote Code Execution and Local Privilege Elevation (905749) (uncredentialed check)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 21193


A flaw in the Plug and Play service may allow an authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host and, therefore, elevate his privileges.


The remote host contains a version of the Plug and Play service that contains a vulnerability in the way it handles user-supplied data.

An authenticated attacker may exploit this flaw by sending a malformed RPC request to the remote service and execute code with SYSTEM privileges.

Note that authentication is not required against Windows 2000 if the MS05-039 patch is missing.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 21193

File Name: smb_kb905749.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/03/12

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 10785, 10394

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: Host/OS/smb

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/12

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2120

BID: 15065

MSFT: MS05-047

MSKB: 905749