MS07-029: Vulnerability in Windows DNS RPC Interface Could Allow Remote Code Execution (935966) (uncredentialed check)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 72832


The DNS server running on the remote host is potentially affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Microsoft DNS Server running on the remote host contains an issue that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. To exploit this issue, an attacker needs to connect to the DNS server RPC interface and send malformed RPC queries.


Microsoft has released patches for Windows 2000 and 2003 Server.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 72832

File Name: ms_dns_kb935966.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 3/5/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: ms_dns/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/8/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2007

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS07-029 Microsoft DNS RPC Service extractQuotedChar() Overflow (SMB))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1748

BID: 23470

CERT: 555920

EDB-ID: 3737, 3740

MSFT: MS07-029

MSKB: 935966