MS09-043: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Web Components Control Could Allow Remote Code Execution (973472)

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VPR Score: 8.9


The remote Windows host contains an ActiveX control that could allow remote code execution.


The remote Windows host includes Microsoft Office Web Components, a collection of Component Object Model (COM) controls for publishing and viewing spreadsheets, charts, and databases on the web.

A privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office Web Components reportedly can be abused to corrupt the system state and allow execution of arbitrary code.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office XP and 2003, as well as for Microsoft ISA server.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39783

File Name: smb_kb_973472.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/14/2009

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, smb_nt_ms09-043.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-1136

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/WindowsVersion, SMB/Missing/MS09-043

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft OWC Spreadsheet msDataSourceObject Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1136

BID: 35642

IAVA: 2009-A-0069-S

MSFT: MS09-043

Secunia: 35800

MSKB: 973472

CWE: 94