MS10-079: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2293194)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49956


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


The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Word or Word Viewer that is affected by several vulnerabilities.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Word file, they could leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, Word Viewer, Office Compatibility Pack, and Word Web Apps.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49956

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-079.nasl

Version: 1.32

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/10/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 11336, 57033, 27524

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack, cpe:/a:microsoft:word, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_apps

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2747, CVE-2010-2748, CVE-2010-2750, CVE-2010-3214, CVE-2010-3215, CVE-2010-3216, CVE-2010-3217, CVE-2010-3218, CVE-2010-3219, CVE-2010-3220, CVE-2010-3221

BID: 43754, 43760, 43765, 43766, 43767, 43769, 43770, 43771, 43782, 43783, 43784

IAVA: 2010-A-0145

MSFT: MS10-079

MSKB: 2328360, 2344911, 2344993, 2345000, 2345009, 2345043, 2346411