MS11-041: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2525694)

High Nessus Plugin ID 55121


The remote Windows kernel is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of the Windows kernel that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this by causing a user to visit a network share containing a specially crafted OpenType font (OTF). The attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode and take complete control of the affected system.


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: 55121

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-041.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/06/15

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/06/14

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1873

BID: 48183

MSFT: MS11-041

MSKB: 2525694