MS11-035: Vulnerability in WINS Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2524426)

high Nessus Plugin ID 53858


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).


The version of WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability due to a logic error when handling a socket send exception.

By sending specially crafted packets to the affected WINS system, a remote attacker can potentially exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code as either SYSTEM on Windows 2003 or Local Service on Windows 2008 / 2008 R2.

Note that WINS is not installed by default on any of the affected operating systems, although Nessus has determined it is on this host.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 53858

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-035.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/10/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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: 5/10/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/10/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1248

BID: 47730

MSFT: MS11-035

MSKB: 2524426