MS13-053: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2850851)

high Nessus Plugin ID 67210


The Windows kernel on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Windows kernel on the remote host has the following vulnerabilities :

- A memory allocation vulnerability exists.

- A dereference vulnerability exists. (CVE-2013-1340)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel-mode driver. (CVE-2013-1345)

- A TrueType Font parsing vulnerability exists.

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists.

- A buffer overflow vulnerability exists. (CVE-2013-3173)

- A flaw exists in kernel-mode drivers in how linked lists pointers are handled in PATHREC objects. (CVE-2013-3660)

A remote attacker could exploit any of these vulnerabilities to elevate privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, and 2012.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67210

File Name: smb_nt_ms13-053.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/10/2013

Updated: 3/29/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-3129

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2013

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 4/18/2022

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Windows EPATHOBJ::pprFlattenRec Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1300, CVE-2013-1340, CVE-2013-1345, CVE-2013-3129, CVE-2013-3167, CVE-2013-3172, CVE-2013-3173, CVE-2013-3660

BID: 60051, 60946, 60947, 60948, 60949, 60950, 60951, 60978

MSFT: MS13-053

MSKB: 2850851