MS11-016: Vulnerability in Microsoft Groove Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2494047)

High Nessus Plugin ID 52584


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


The remote Windows host contains a version of Microsoft Groove 2007 that incorrectly restricts the path used for loading external libraries.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a specially crafted Groove-related file located in the same network directory as a specially crafted dynamic link library (DLL) file, he may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a patch for Groove 2007.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52584

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/03/08

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:groove

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/25

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3146

BID: 42695

OSVDB: 67484

EDB-ID: 14746

IAVB: 2011-B-0034

MSFT: MS11-016

MSKB: 2494047