MS10-006: Vulnerabilities in SMB Client Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978251)
High Nessus Plugin ID 44416
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through its SMB client.
DescriptionThe version of the SMB client software installed on the remote Windows host is affected by two vulnerabilities that could allow arbitrary code execution :
- Improper validation of fields in SMB responses can lead to a pool corruption issue and in turn to arbitrary code execution with SYSTEM level privileges.
- Improper handling of a race condition involving SMB 'Negotiate' responses may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial of service, or escalate his privileges. (CVE-2010-0017)
Note that successful exploitation of either issue requires an attacker to trick a user on the affected host into initiating an SMB connection to a malicious SMB server.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.