MS08-051: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949785)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33880


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


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft PowerPoint which 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 font parsing handler would result in code execution.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33880

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-051.nasl

Version: 1.30

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/08/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 11336, 27524, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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:powerpoint, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack

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: 2008/08/12

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0120, CVE-2008-0121, CVE-2008-1455

BID: 30552, 30554, 30579

MSFT: MS08-051

MSKB: 948988, 948995, 949007, 949041, 951338

CWE: 399