MS06-060: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924554)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22533


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


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Word that may allow arbitrary code to be run.

To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to a user of the remote computer and have it open it. Then a bug in the font parsing handler would result in code execution.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22533

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-060.nasl

Version: 1.39

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/10/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/3/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3647, CVE-2006-3651, CVE-2006-4534, CVE-2006-4693

BID: 19835, 20341, 20358

CERT: 806548

MSFT: MS06-060

MSKB: 924554

CWE: 189