MS06-038: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (917284)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22032


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


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

To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to a user of the remote computer and have him open it with Microsoft Office.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2000, XP and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22032

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-038.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.41 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2006/07/11

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:word, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint, cpe:/a:microsoft:visio, cpe:/a:microsoft:access, cpe:/a:microsoft:frontpage, cpe:/a:microsoft:infopath, cpe:/a:microsoft:onenote, cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook, cpe:/a:microsoft:publisher, cpe:/a:microsoft:project

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/12

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1316, CVE-2006-1318, CVE-2006-1540, CVE-2006-2389

BID: 18912, 18911, 18889

OSVDB: 24595, 27148, 27149, 27150

CERT: 409316, 580036, 609868

MSFT: MS06-038

MSKB: 917150, 917151, 917152, 917284

CWE: 94