MS17-009: Security Update for Microsoft Windows PDF Library (4010319)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97731


The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows PDF Library due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability, by convincing a user to open a specially crafted PDF file or visit a website containing specially crafted PDF content, to execute arbitrary code.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, 10, and 2016.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97731

File Name: smb_nt_ms17-009.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2017/03/14

Modified: 2017/11/28

Dependencies: 57033, 13855, 93962

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

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: 2017/03/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0023

BID: 96075

OSVDB: 153637

MSFT: MS17-009

MSKB: 4012213, 4012214, 4012216, 4012217, 4012606, 4013198, 4013429

IAVA: 2017-A-0064