MS08-034: Vulnerability in WINS Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (948745)

high Nessus Plugin ID 33136


The remote WINS service can be abused to escalate privileges.


The remote Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) is vulnerable to a memory overwrite attack that could allow a local attacker to elevate his privileges on the remote host.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33136

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-034.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/10/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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: 6/10/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/10/2008

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1451

BID: 29588

CWE: 20

MSFT: MS08-034

MSKB: 948745