MS09-003: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959239)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 35631


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the email server.


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Exchange that is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to remote code execution when processing a specially crafted TNEF message as well as a denial of service vulnerability when processing a specially crafted MAPI command that could cause the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service and other services that use the EMSMDB32 provider to stop responding.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Exchange 2000, 2003, and 2007.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35631

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.23 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/02/11

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:exchange_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0098, CVE-2009-0099

BID: 33134, 33136

OSVDB: 51837, 51838

IAVA: 2009-A-0013

MSFT: MS09-003

MSKB: 959241, 959897

CWE: 20, 399