MS12-024: Vulnerability in Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2653956)

High Nessus Plugin ID 58656


The remote Windows host has a code execution vulnerability.


The version of Windows running on the remote host has vulnerabilities in the Windows Authenticode Signature mechanism. Modifying an existing signed executable can result in arbitrary code execution.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into executing or opening a maliciously crafted file.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58656

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-024.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2012/04/11

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0151

BID: 52868

OSVDB: 81135

IAVA: 2012-A-0060

MSFT: MS12-024

MSKB: 2653956