MS KB2719662: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets Could Allow Remote Code Execution

high Nessus Plugin ID 59915


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Desktop Gadgets.


The remote version of Microsoft Windows is missing a workaround that mitigates multiple, unspecified remote code execution vulnerabilities caused by running insecure Gadgets. Windows Vista and 7 are affected by this issue. An attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into installing a vulnerable Gadget, resulting in arbitrary code execution.


Apply the workaround described in Microsoft security advisory 2719662.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59915

File Name: smb_kb2719662.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/11/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Cvss identified. no associated cve assigned.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/10/2012

Reference Information

MSKB: 2719662