MS11-085: Vulnerability in Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2620704)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56738


The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing an security update. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space related to the search path that is used when loading dynamic link library (DLL) files. This path may include directories that are not trusted or under user control. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by inserting a crafted Trojan horse DLL file into the search path, to execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56738

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-085.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/11/08

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2016

BID: 50507

MSFT: MS11-085

MSKB: 2620704