MS09-032: Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (973346)

high Nessus Plugin ID 39622
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The remote Windows host is missing a security update containing ActiveX kill bits.


The remote host is missing a list of kill bits for ActiveX controls that are known to contain vulnerabilities.

If these ActiveX controls are ever installed on the remote host, either now or in the future, they would expose it to various security issues.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39622

File Name: smb_kb_972890.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/7/2009

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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: 7/14/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/6/2009

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft DirectShow (msvidctl.dll) MPEG-2 Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0015

BID: 35558

MSFT: MS09-032

MSKB: 973346

CWE: 119