MS07-051: Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent Could Allow Remote Code Execution (938827)

High Nessus Plugin ID 26017


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web or email client.


The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the Microsoft Agent service that may allow an attacker to execute code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to set up a rogue website and lure a victim on the remote host into visiting it.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 26017

File Name: smb_nt_ms07-051.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.29 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2007/09/11

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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: 2007/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/09/11

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3040

BID: 25566

OSVDB: 36934

MSFT: MS07-051

MSKB: 938827

CERT: 716872

EDB-ID: 30567

CWE: 119