MS12-027: Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2664258)

high Nessus Plugin ID 58659


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


A memory corruption issue exists in Windows common controls, specifically within the MSCOMCTL.TreeView, MSCOMCTL.ListView2, MSCOMCTL.TreeView2, and MSCOMCTL.ListView controls component of MSCOMCTL.OCX, due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue by convincing a user to view a specially crafted web page, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2003, 2007 and 2010; Office 2003 Web Components; SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2005 Express Edition, 2008, and 2008 R2; BizTalk Server 2002; Commerce Server 2002, 2007, 2009, and 2009 R2; Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 and 9.0; and Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58659

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-027.nasl

Version: 1.38

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/11/2012

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:commerce_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_foxpro, cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_basic, cpe:/a:microsoft:biztalk_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_components, cpe:/a:microsoft:office

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/10/2012

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 5/3/2022

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS12-027 MSCOMCTL ActiveX Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0158

BID: 52911