MS06-047: Vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921645)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22189


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


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications that is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when handling malformed documents.

An attacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on this host by sending a malformed file to a user of the remote host.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22189

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-047.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.35 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2006/08/08

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:access, cpe:/a:microsoft:project, cpe:/a:microsoft:visio, cpe:/a:microsoft:works, cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_basic_software_development_kit

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3649

BID: 19414

OSVDB: 27849

CERT: 159484

MSFT: MS06-047

MSKB: 921645