MS07-029: Vulnerability in Windows DNS RPC Interface Could Allow Remote Code Execution (935966)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 25168


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to the DNS service.


The remote host has the Windows DNS server installed.

There is a flaw in the remote version of this server that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with SYSTEM privileges. To exploit this flaw, an attacker needs to connect to the DNS server RPC interface and send malformed RPC queries.


Microsoft has released patches for Windows 2000 and 2003 Server.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 25168

File Name: smb_nt_ms07-029.nasl

Version: 1.34

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/8/2007

Updated: 11/15/2018

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

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: 5/8/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2007

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS07-029 Microsoft DNS RPC Service extractQuotedChar() Overflow (SMB))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1748

BID: 23470

MSFT: MS07-029

MSKB: 935966

CERT: 555920