MS03-035: Word Macros may run automatically (827653)

High Nessus Plugin ID 11831


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


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Word that contains a flaw in its handling of macro command execution. An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code on this host.

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


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11831

File Name: smb_nt_ms03-035.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.40 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2003/09/04

Modified: 2017/05/25

Dependencies: 11336, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:word, cpe:/a:microsoft:works

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2003/09/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0664

BID: 8533

OSVDB: 2506, 10935

MSFT: MS03-035

MSKB: 827653