MS09-074: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Project Could Allow Remote Code Execution (967183)

High Nessus Plugin ID 43066


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


The remote host contains a version of Microsoft Project that has a vulnerability in the way it validates memory that could be used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to spend a specially crafted Project document to a user on the remote host and lure him into opening it.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Project 2000, 2002 and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43066

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-074.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/12/08

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 13855, 11336, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office_project, cpe:/a:microsoft:project

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0102

BID: 37211

OSVDB: 60830

IAVA: 2009-A-0129

MSFT: MS09-074

MSKB: 961082, 961083, 961079

CWE: 399