MS09-030: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (969516)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39793


It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host using Microsoft Office Publisher.


The remote Windows host contains a version of Microsoft Office Publisher that fails to properly calculate object handler data when opening, importing, or converting files created in versions older than Microsoft Office Publisher 2007, which could lead to memory corruption.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a specially crafted Publisher file with Microsoft Office Publisher, he may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a patch for Publisher 2007.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39793

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-030.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.24 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/07/14

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 27524, 11336, 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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0566

BID: 35599

OSVDB: 55838

MSFT: MS09-030

MSKB: 969693

CWE: 94