MS13-045: Vulnerability in Windows Essentials Could Allow Information Disclosure (2813707)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66421


An application on the remote Windows host has an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Windows Essentials 2011 or 2012 installed on the remote host has an information disclosure vulnerability. Windows Writer, part of Windows Essentials, fails to properly handle specially crafted URLs.
A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into opening a maliciously crafted URL to override Windows Writer proxy settings and overwrite files accessible to the user.


Microsoft has released a patch for Windows Essentials 2012.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66421

File Name: smb_nt_ms13-045.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2013/05/15

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 66420, 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:windows_essentials

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0096

BID: 59783

OSVDB: 93317

MSFT: MS13-045

MSKB: 2813707