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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 22194


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 may 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: 22194

File Name: smb_kb921883.nasl

Version: 1.32

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/8/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2006-3439

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: Host/OS/smb

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/8/2006

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS06-040 Microsoft Server Service NetpwPathCanonicalize Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3439

BID: 19409

MSFT: MS06-040

MSKB: 921883