MS08-049: Vulnerabilities in Event System Could Allow Remote Code Execution (950974)

high Nessus Plugin ID 33878


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the Microsoft Event System.


The remote version of Windows contains a vulnerability in the Event System that might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker with valid login credentials would need to send a malformed subscription request to the remote Event System.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33878

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-049.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/13/2008

Updated: 1/26/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/12/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/12/2008

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1457, CVE-2008-1456

BID: 30586, 30584

CWE: 20

MSFT: MS08-049

MSKB: 950974

IAVT: 2008-T-0039-S