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

High Nessus Plugin ID 54585


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.

Note also that this plugin only checks for the vulnerability in Windows 2003.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 54585

File Name: wins_ms11-035.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/05/19

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 11936, 54629

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/05/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1248

BID: 47730

MSFT: MS11-035

MSKB: 2524426