MS06-066: Vulnerability in the Client Service for NetWare Could Allow Remote Code Execution (923980)

high Nessus Plugin ID 23643


A flaw in the client service for NetWare may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


The remote host contains a version of the Client Service for NetWare that is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. An attacker may exploit this to cause a denial of service by sending a malformed IPX packet to the remote host, or to execute arbitrary code by exploiting a flaw in the NetWare client.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23643

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-066.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/14/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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: 11/14/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2006

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS06-066 Microsoft Services nwwks.dll Module Exploit)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4688, CVE-2006-4689

BID: 20984, 21023

MSFT: MS06-066

MSKB: 923980