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: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/09/08

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2009/09/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1920

BID: 36224

OSVDB: 57804

IAVA: 2009-A-0074

MSFT: MS09-045

MSKB: 971961

CWE: 94