MS09-023: Vulnerability in Windows Search Could Allow Information Disclosure (963093)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39345


A vulnerability in Windows Search may lead to information disclosure.


The remote Windows host contains a version of Windows Search that has a flaw in the way it uses MSHTML (a.k.a. Trident) to render HTML content that could result in information disclosure. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into putting a specially crafted HTML file on the system or in an indexed mail box and get the user to perform a specific search, the issue could be leveraged to disclose information, forward user data to a third party, or access any data on the affected systems that was accessible to the logged-on user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39345

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-023.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.28 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/06/10

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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: 2009/06/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0239

BID: 35220

OSVDB: 54935

MSFT: MS09-023

MSKB: 963093

CWE: 79