MS08-005: Vulnerability in Internet Information Services Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (942831)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31039


A local user can elevate his privileges on the remote host.


The remote host contains a version of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) that is vulnerable to a security flaw that could allow a local user to elevate his privileges to SYSTEM due to a bug in the way IIS handles file change notifications in the FTPRoot, NNTPFile\Root and WWWRoot folders.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31039

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.26 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/02/12

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0074

BID: 27101

OSVDB: 41456

MSFT: MS08-005

MSKB: 942831

CWE: 264