MS08-069: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955218)

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Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web or email client.


The remote host is running a version of Windows that contains a flaw in the Windows XML Core Services.

An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious script and enticing a victim to visit a website or view a specially crafted email message.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34744

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-069.nasl

Version: 1.30

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/12/2008

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:xml_core_services

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/11/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0099, CVE-2008-4029, CVE-2008-4033

BID: 21872, 32155, 32204

MSFT: MS08-069

MSKB: 951550, 955069

IAVA: 2008-A-0084-S

CWE: 200, 362