MS09-039: Vulnerabilities in WINS Could Allow Remote Code Execution (969883)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40558


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the WINS service.


The remote host has a Windows WINS server installed.

The remote version of this server contains two vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote system :

- A heap overflow vulnerability can be exploited by any attacker.

- A integer overflow vulnerability can be exploited by a WINS replication partner.

An attacker may use these flaws to execute arbitrary code on the remote system with SYSTEM privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000 and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40558

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-039.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.24 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/08/12

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1923, CVE-2009-1924

BID: 35980, 35981

OSVDB: 56899, 56900

MSFT: MS09-039

MSKB: 969883

CWE: 119, 189