MS06-040: Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921883)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 22182


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the 'server' service.


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overrun in the 'Server' service that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with 'SYSTEM' privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 22182

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-040.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.30 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2006/08/08

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/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: 2006/08/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/08

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS06-040 Microsoft Server Service NetpwPathCanonicalize Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3439

BID: 19409

CERT: 650769

MSFT: MS06-040

MSKB: 921883