MS11-042: Vulnerabilities in Distributed File System Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2535512)

high Nessus Plugin ID 55122


A distributed file system on the remote Windows host has multiple vulnerabilities.


The Distributed File System (DFS) implementation running on the remote Windows host has the following vulnerabilities:

- The DFS client does not parse specially crafted DFS responses correctly, which could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.

- The system does not properly handle specially crafted DFS referral responses, which could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1869)


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: 55122

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-042.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/15/2011

Updated: 8/5/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/14/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1868, CVE-2011-1869

BID: 48180, 48187

MSFT: MS11-042

IAVA: 2011-A-0087-S

MSKB: 2535512