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

high Nessus Plugin ID 40562


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: 1.34

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/11/2009

Updated: 6/1/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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-2009-1136, CVE-2009-1534, CVE-2009-2496

BID: 35642, 35990, 35991, 35992

CWE: 119, 399, 94

IAVA: 2009-A-0069-S

MSFT: MS09-043

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

Secunia: 35800