MS11-043: Vulnerability in SMB Client Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2536276)

high Nessus Plugin ID 55123


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the installed SMB client.


The version of the SMB client software installed on the remote Windows host has an unspecified code execution vulnerability. The client does not properly parse unspecified SMB responses. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code.


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: 55123

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-043.nasl

Version: 1.18

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: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-1268

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-2011-1268

BID: 48184

MSFT: MS11-043

IAVA: 2011-A-0079-S

MSKB: 2536276