MS11-068: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Denial of Service (2556532)

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The Windows kernel is affected by a vulnerability that could result in a denial of service.


The remote host is running a Windows kernel version that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability involving the code that handles parsing file metadata when browsing a folder.

A remote attacker could exploit this issue by tricking a user into opening a folder containing a specially crafted file, resulting in a denial of service.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55798

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-068.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/9/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 8/9/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/9/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1971

BID: 48997

MSFT: MS11-068

IAVB: 2011-B-0104

MSKB: 2556532