MS11-023: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2489293)

High Nessus Plugin ID 53380


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


The version of Microsoft Office installed on the remote host has multiple vulnerabilities :

- The path used for loading external libraries is not securely restricted. An attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into opening an Office file in a directory that contains a malicious DLL, resulting in arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2011-0107)

- An unspecified code execution vulnerability exists in Office. A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into opening a maliciously crafted Office file. (CVE-2011-0977)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office XP, 2003, and 2007.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 53380

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-023.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/04/13

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/02/07

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0107, CVE-2011-0977

BID: 46227, 47246

IAVA: 2011-A-0045

MSFT: MS11-023

MSKB: 2509461, 2509488, 2509503