MS10-040: Vulnerability in Internet Information Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982666)

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VPR Score: 7.4


The remote web server may allow remote code execution.


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Internet Information Services (IIS). The vulnerability, which requires that the Extended Protection for Authentication feature be installed and enabled, is due to improper parsing of authentication information. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute code in the context of the Worker Process Identity (WPI).


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 46847

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-040.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/9/2010

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-1256

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/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: 6/8/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/8/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1256

BID: 40573

IAVB: 2010-B-0045-S

MSFT: MS10-040

MSKB: 982666, 973917