MS10-061: Vulnerability in Print Spooler Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2347290) (EMERALDTHREAD)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 49219


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the Spooler service.


The version of the Print Spooler service on the remote Windows host is affected by a service impersonation vulnerability that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a Windows XP system to escalate privileges on all other supported Windows systems.

EMERALDTHREAD is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 49219

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-061.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 9/14/2010

Updated: 8/5/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-2729


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/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: 9/14/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2010

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS10-061 Microsoft Print Spooler Service Impersonation Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2729

BID: 43073

IAVA: 2010-A-0124-S

MSFT: MS10-061

MSKB: 2347290