Office Viewer Component < 5.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 26012


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by multiple issues.


The remote host contains the Office Viewer Component, an ActiveX control for working with Microsoft Office documents.

The version of this control installed on the remote host contains a buffer overflow in its 'HttpDownloadFile' method that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely if an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page.

In addition, it also allows an attacker to delete arbitrary files via the 'DeleteLocalFile' method.


Upgrade to Office Viewer Component version 5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 26012

File Name: officeviewer_activex_5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/09/10

Modified: 2014/08/15

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:W/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3168, CVE-2007-3169

BID: 24229, 24230

EDB-ID: 4009, 4010

OSVDB: 36044, 36045

CWE: 119