MS09-057: Vulnerability in Indexing Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (969059)

high Nessus Plugin ID 42113
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The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


The remote host contains the ixsso.dll ActiveX control.

This control is included with the Indexing Service. The version of this control installed on the remote host reportedly has an arbitrary code execution vulnerability. A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into requesting a maliciously crafted web page.

This vulnerability only affects systems that have the Indexing Service enabled. It is disabled by default.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42113

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-057.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/13/2009

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-2507


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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: 10/13/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/13/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2507

BID: 36629

MSFT: MS09-057

MSKB: 969059

IAVB: 2009-B-0053-S