MS06-057: Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Execution (923191)

high Nessus Plugin ID 22530
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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 WebViewFolderIcon ActiveX control (Web View).

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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22530

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-057.nasl

Version: 1.39

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/10/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: 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: 10/10/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/17/2006

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS06-057 Microsoft Internet Explorer WebViewFolderIcon setSlice() Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3730

BID: 19030

CERT: 753044

MSFT: MS06-057

MSKB: 923191

CWE: 94