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

high Nessus Plugin ID 104044
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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: 10/20/2017

Updated: 9/4/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-0199


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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


Risk Factor: High

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: 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: 4/11/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/11/2017

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft Office Word Malicious Hta Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0199

BID: 97498

MSKB: 4014793

MSFT: MS17-4014793