MS08-040: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (941203)

high Nessus Plugin ID 33444
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


The remote Microsoft SQL Server install is vulnerable to memory corruption flaws.


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft SQL Server, Desktop Engine or Internal Database that is vulnerable to multiple memory corruption issues.

These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to gain elevates privileges on the server.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for SQL Server 7, 2000 and 2005.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33444

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-040.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/8/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, mssql_version.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:data_engine

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/8/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/8/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0085, CVE-2008-0086, CVE-2008-0106, CVE-2008-0107

BID: 30082, 30083, 30118, 30119

MSFT: MS08-040

MSKB: 941203

CWE: 119, 189, 200