MS10-007: Vulnerability in Windows Shell Handler Could Allow Remote Code Execution (975713)

high Nessus Plugin ID 44417


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An API function on the remote host has a code execution vulnerability.


The ShellExecute() API function on the remote host fails to properly validate URLs, which could result in arbitrary code execution.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into making an application (e.g. web browser) pass specially crafted data to the vulnerable function, resulting in remote code execution.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44417

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-007.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/9/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: 2/9/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0027

BID: 37884

MSFT: MS10-007

MSKB: 975713

CWE: 94