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

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VPR Score: 7.4


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: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/8/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_nt_ms02-031.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 3/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/25/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3146

BID: 42695

EDB-ID: 14746

IAVB: 2011-B-0034

MSFT: MS11-016

MSKB: 2494047