MS11-049: Vulnerability in the Microsoft XML Editor Could Allow Information Disclosure (2543893)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55129


An application on the remote Windows host has an information disclosure vulnerability.


An application on the remote host has an XML external entity vulnerability. When parsing a specially crafted Web Service Discovery (.disco) file, external XML entities are allowed for untrusted user input. This could result in information disclosure.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted .disco file, resulting in the disclosure of sensitive information.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for InfoPath 2007 and 2010, SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2, SQL Server Management Studio Express 2005, Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55129

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-049.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/15/2011

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:infopath, cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio

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-2011-1280

BID: 48196

MSFT: MS11-049

IAVB: 2011-B-0064

MSKB: 2251481, 2251487, 2251489, 2494086, 2494089, 2494094, 2494112, 2494113, 2494120, 2494123, 2510061, 2546869