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

High Nessus Plugin ID 59906


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: 2012/07/11

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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: 2012/07/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/06/12

Exploitable With


Core Impact

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1889

BID: 53934