MS11-025: Vulnerability in Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2500212)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 53382


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the Microsoft Foundation Class library.


The remote Windows host contains a version of the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) library affected by an insecure library loading vulnerability. The path used for loading external libraries is not securely restricted.

An attacker can exploit this by tricking a user into opening an MFC application in a directory that contains a malicious DLL, resulting in arbitrary code execution.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Visual Studio .NET 2003, 2005, and 2008, as well as Visual C++ 2005, 2008, and 2010.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 53382

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-025.nasl

Version: 1.36

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/13/2011

Updated: 11/3/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-3190


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_c%2b%2b, cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio, cpe:/

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/27/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3190

BID: 42811

IAVB: 2011-B-0046

MSFT: MS11-025

MSKB: 2467173, 2467174, 2467175, 2538242, 2538243, 2565057, 2565063

Secunia: 41212