MS10-022: Vulnerability in VBScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (981169)

High Nessus Plugin ID 45509


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the installed VBScript Scripting Engine.


The installed version of the VBScript Scripting Engine allows an attacker to specify a Help file location when displaying a dialog box on a web page. If a user can be tricked into pressing the F1 key while such a dialog box is being displayed, an attacker can leverage this to cause the Windows Help System to load a specially crafted Help file, resulting in execution of arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45509

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/04/13

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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: 2010/04/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/02/26

Exploitable With


Metasploit (MS10-022 Microsoft Internet Explorer Winhlp32.exe MsgBox Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0483

BID: 38463

OSVDB: 62632

CERT: 612021

MSFT: MS10-022

MSKB: 981332, 981349, 981350

CWE: 94