MS10-031: Vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978213)
High Nessus Plugin ID 46313
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Visual Basic for Applications.
DescriptionA stack memory corruption vulnerability exists in the way that the installed version of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) searches for ActiveX controls embedded in documents.
If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a specially crafted document that supports VBA, this vulnerability could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges. This document could be of any type that supports VBA, such as a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint presentation, or one handled by a third-party application.
Note that if an affected copy of VBE6.DLL was installed by a third- party application, it may be necessary to contact that application's vendor for an update.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Office as well as Visual Basic for Applications Runtime and SDK.