MS09-015: Blended Threat Vulnerability in SearchPath Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (959426)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36153


The remote host may allow remote code execution.


A vulnerability in the way the Windows SearchPath function locates and opens files on the remote host could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary remote code if he can trick a user into downloading a specially crafted file into a specific location, such as the Windows Desktop.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36153

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.27 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/04/15

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

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

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

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: 2009/04/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2540

BID: 29445

OSVDB: 53623

MSFT: MS09-015

MSKB: 959426

CWE: 264