MS12-081: Vulnerability in Windows File Handling Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2758857)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63228


The remote Windows host has a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability that could be exploited if a user browses to a folder containing a file or subfolder with a specially crafted name. When exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker could gain the same user permissions as the current 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: 63228

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-081.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2012/12/11

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4774

BID: 56443

OSVDB: 88313

MSFT: MS12-081

IAVA: 2012-A-0196

MSKB: 2758857