MS03-050: Word and/or Excel may allow arbitrary code to run (831527)

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Office.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Word and/or Microsoft
Excel that are subject to a flaw that could allow arbitrary code to be

An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code on this host.

To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue Word or Excel file
to the owner of this computer and have him open it. Then the macros
contained in the Word file would bypass the security model of Word, and
would be executed.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 97, 2000 and

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11920 ()

Bugtraq ID: 8835

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0820

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