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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40564


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 has two vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote system:

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

- One 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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40564

File Name: wins_replication_overflow2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/08/12

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 10150

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

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

BID: 35980, 35981

OSVDB: 56899, 56900

MSFT: MS09-039

MSKB: 969883

CWE: 119, 189