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

high Nessus Plugin ID 56738
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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: 11/8/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 11/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2016

BID: 50507

MSFT: MS11-085

MSKB: 2620704