MS05-023: Vulnerability in Word May Lead to Code Execution (890169)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Word that could allow
arbitrary code to be run.

To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue Word file to a user
of the remote computer and have it open it. Then the macros contained
in the Word file would bypass the security model of Word, and would be

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Word 2000, 2002 and

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 18026 ()

Bugtraq ID: 13122

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0963

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