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

High Nessus Plugin ID 55798


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: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/08/09

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2011/08/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1971

BID: 48997

OSVDB: 74407

MSFT: MS11-068

IAVB: 2011-B-0104

MSKB: 2556532