MS08-038: Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution (950582)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33442


Vulnerabilities in the Windows Shell may allow an attacker to execute privileged commands on the remote host.


The remote version of Windows contains a version of the Windows Shell that contains a vulnerability in the way it handles saved searches.

An attacker might use this flaw to trick an administrator to execute a saved search and therefore execute arbitrary commands on his behalf.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista and 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33442

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-038.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.26 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/07/08

Modified: 2018/02/02

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

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:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1435

BID: 30109

OSVDB: 46774

MSFT: MS08-038

MSKB: 950582

CWE: 94