MS06-015: Vulnerabilities in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution (908531)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21212


Vulnerabilities in the Windows Explorer could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


The remote version of Windows contains a version of the Windows Explorer that has a vulnerability in the way it handles COM objects.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by asking a victim to visit a rogue website containing a malformed COM object.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21212

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.28 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2006/04/11

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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: 2006/04/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0012

BID: 17464

OSVDB: 24516

MSFT: MS06-015

MSKB: 908531