MS10-088: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2293386)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50529


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


The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft PowerPoint that is affected by several vulnerabilities :

- A buffer overflow exists in the way the application parses the PowerPoint file format, which can be abused to execute arbitrary code if an attacker can trick a user into opening a specially crafted PowerPoint 95 file using the affected application. Note that by default opening of such files is blocked in Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Service Pack 3. (CVE-2010-2572)

- An integer underflow exists in the way the application parses the PowerPoint file format, which could lead to heap corruption and allow for arbitrary code execution when opening a specially crafted PowerPoint file.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 as well as PowerPoint Viewer 2007.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50529

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-088.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.26 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/11/09

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 27524, 11336, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint_viewer

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2572, CVE-2010-2573

BID: 44626, 44628

OSVDB: 69090, 69091

MSFT: MS10-088

MSKB: 2413272, 2413304, 2413381