MS06-045: Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921398)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22187


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web or email client.


The remote host is running a version of Windows that contains a flaw in the Windows Explorer Drag & Drop handler.

An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious script and enticing a victim to visit a website or view a specially crafted email message and save a file.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22187

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-045.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.33 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2006/08/08

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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: 2006/08/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3281

BID: 19389

OSVDB: 26957

CERT: 655100

MSFT: MS06-045

MSKB: 921398