MS08-008: Vulnerability in OLE Automation Could Allow Remote Code Execution (947890)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31042


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web or email client.


The remote host contains a version of Microsoft Windows that has a vulnerability in the OLE Automation component that can be abused by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious script and enticing a victim to visit a web site or view a specially crafted email message.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31042

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-008.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.26 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/02/12

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0065

BID: 27661

OSVDB: 41463

MSFT: MS08-008

MSKB: 943055

IAVA: 2008-A-0006

CWE: 94