MS08-053: Vulnerability in Windows Media Encoder 9 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954156)

high Nessus Plugin ID 34121


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Media Player.


The remote host is running Windows Media Player 9.

There is a vulnerability in the remote version of this software that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, the attacker would need to set up a rogue web page and entice a victim to visit it.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34121

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-053.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 9/10/2008

Updated: 8/5/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-3008

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: 9/9/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2008

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Windows Media Encoder 9 wmex.dll ActiveX Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3008

BID: 31065

CWE: 119

CERT: 996227

IAVB: 2008-B-0057-S

MSFT: MS08-053

MSKB: 954156