MS17-022: Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services (4010321)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 97742


The remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability, by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, to test for the presence of files on disk.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, 10, and 2016.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97742

File Name: smb_nt_ms17-022.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/15/2017

Updated: 5/25/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-0022


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:xml_core_services

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/14/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2017

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 6/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0022

BID: 96069

MSFT: MS17-022

MSKB: 3216916, 4012212, 4012213, 4012214, 4012215, 4012216, 4012217, 4012606, 4013198, 4013429

IAVA: 2017-A-0067