MS06-061: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924191)

high Nessus Plugin ID 22534
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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 XML Core Services.

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: 22534

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-061.nasl

Version: 1.49

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: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:xml_core_services

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2006

Exploitable With

Metasploit (MS06-071 Microsoft Internet Explorer XML Core Services HTTP Request Handling)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4685, CVE-2006-4686

BID: 20338, 20339

CERT: 547212

MSFT: MS06-061

MSKB: 924191