KB4014793: Microsoft Wordpad Remote Code Execution vulnerability (April 2017)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104044


The remote Windows host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is missing security update KB4014793. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in Windows WordPad due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file, to execute arbitrary code.


Apply security update KB4014793.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104044

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_apr_4014793.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2017/10/20

Updated: 2020/09/04

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-0199

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/04/11

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft Office Word Malicious Hta Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0199

BID: 97498

MSKB: 4014793

MSFT: MS17-4014793