MS10-051: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2079403)

High Nessus Plugin ID 48288


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through its Microsoft XML Core Services component.


The version of Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 3.0 on the remote Windows host is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability that can be triggered when processing certain HTTP responses.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into visiting a malicious website using Internet Explorer, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48288

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-051.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/08/11

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:xml_core_services

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2561

BID: 42300

MSFT: MS10-051

MSKB: 2079403