MS09-045: Vulnerability in JScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (971961)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40888


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web or email client.


The remote host is running a version of Windows that contains a flaw in its JScript scripting engine.

An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious JScript and enticing a victim to visit a web site or view a specially crafted email message.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40888

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-045.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 9/8/2009

Updated: 8/5/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-1920

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/8/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/8/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1920

BID: 36224

CWE: 94

IAVA: 2009-A-0074-S

MSFT: MS09-045

MSKB: 971961