MS08-075: Vulnerabilities in Windows Search Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959349)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35074


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 seaches.

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: Medium

ID: 35074

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-075.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.27 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/12/10

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4268, CVE-2008-4269

BID: 32651, 32652

OSVDB: 50565, 50566

MSFT: MS08-075

MSKB: 958624

IAVB: 2008-B-0083

CWE: 399