MS09-040: Vulnerability in Message Queuing Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (971032)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 40559


Users can elevate their privileges on the remote host.


The remote version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability in the Microsoft Message Queuing Service (MSMQ).

An attacker with valid login credentials may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the SYSTEM privileges and therefore elevate his privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40559

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-040.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/11/2009

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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: 8/11/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2009

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1922

BID: 35969

CWE: 264

MSFT: MS09-040

MSKB: 971032