MS12-043: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2722479)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59906
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Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft XML Core Services.


The version of Microsoft XML Core Services installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability that could allow arbitrary code execution if a user views a specially crafted web page using Internet Explorer.


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: 59906

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-043.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/11/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:xml_core_services

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/10/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/12/2012

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS12-043 Microsoft XML Core Services MSXML Uninitialized Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1889

BID: 53934