MS08-011: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Works File Converter Could Allow Remote Code Execution (947081)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33107


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


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Office Works Converter 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 him open it. Then a bug in the wps header handler would result in code execution.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2003, Works 8.0 and Works 2005.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33107

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-011.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.27 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/06/09

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/02/12

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0216, CVE-2008-0105, CVE-2008-0108

BID: 27657, 27658, 27659

OSVDB: 41457, 41458, 41459

MSFT: MS08-011

MSKB: 943973

CWE: 20, 119