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: 1.29

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/9/2010

Updated: 6/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-2573

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: 11/9/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2010

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 6/22/2022

Reference Information

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

BID: 44626, 44628

MSFT: MS10-088

MSKB: 2413272, 2413304, 2413381