MS07-042: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936227)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25880


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, 2003 and Vista.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25880

File Name: smb_nt_ms07-042.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.36 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2007/08/14

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:xml_core_services

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2223

BID: 25301

OSVDB: 36394

MSFT: MS07-042

MSKB: 936021, 936048

CERT: 361968

EDB-ID: 30493

CWE: 119, 189