MS08-042: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955048)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33871


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


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

An attacker may use this to execute arbitrary code on this host.

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 word record parsing handler would result in code execution.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33871

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-042.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.33 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/08/13

Modified: 2017/12/15

Dependencies: 11336, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/07/09

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2244

BID: 30124

OSVDB: 46914

MSFT: MS08-042

MSKB: 954463, 954464

CWE: 399