MS12-048: Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2691442)

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VPR Score: 9


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


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way Windows handles file and directory names.

By tricking a user into opening a file or directory with a specially crafted name, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user.


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: 59911

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-048.nasl

Version: 1.9

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: High

VPR Score: 9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/10/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/10/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0175

BID: 54307

MSFT: MS12-048

IAVA: 2012-A-0110

MSKB: 2691442