MS09-043: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Web Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957638)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40562
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VPR Score: 8.9


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


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Office Web Components that is affected by various flaws that may allow arbitrary code to be run.

To succeed, the attacker would have to send specially crafted URLs to a user of the remote computer and have him process it with Microsoft Office Web Components.


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: 40562

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-043.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/11/2009

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

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:/a:microsoft:biztalk_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:isa_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_components, cpe:/

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2009

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft OWC Spreadsheet HTMLURL Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0562, CVE-2009-2496, CVE-2009-1136, CVE-2009-1534

BID: 35642, 35990, 35991, 35992

IAVA: 2009-A-0069-S

MSFT: MS09-043

MSKB: 947318, 947319, 947320, 947826, 968377, 969172

Secunia: 35800

EDB-ID: 9163, 16537, 16542

CWE: 94, 119, 399