MS10-045: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978212)

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The version of Microsoft Office installed on the remote Windows host has a code execution vulnerability.


The Outlook component of Microsoft Office has a remote code execution vulnerability. Opening an attachment in a specially crafted email can result in arbitrary code execution.

A remote attacker could exploit this by sending a user an email and tricking them into opening a malicious attachment, resulting in code execution.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office XP, 2003 and 2007.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47713

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-045.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/13/2010

Updated: 1/10/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


Risk Factor: High

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:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/13/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Outlook ATTACH_BY_REF_RESOLVE File Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0266

BID: 41446

MSFT: MS10-045

MSKB: 980371