MS11-070: Vulnerability in WINS Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2571621)

high Nessus Plugin ID 56173


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).


The version of WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.

By sending specially crafted packets to the loopback interface on an affected WINS system, a local attacker can potentially exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code and take complete control of the system.

Note that WINS is not installed by default on any of the affected operating systems, although Nessus has determined it is on this host.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56173

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-070.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 9/14/2011

Updated: 8/5/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-1984

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:wins, cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/13/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1984

BID: 49515

MSFT: MS11-070

MSKB: 2571621

IAVA: 2011-A-0126-S