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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 22182

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-040.nasl

Version: 1.32

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2006/08/08

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

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

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