MS11-036: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2545814)

High Nessus Plugin ID 53859


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


The remote Windows host has a version of Microsoft PowerPoint that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution :

- A memory corruption vulnerability exists due to the application's failure to properly handle memory during function calls while parsing a specially crafted PowerPoint file. (CVE-2011-1269)

- A buffer overflow can be triggered when the application encounters a memory handling error while parsing a specially crafted PowerPoint file. (CVE-2011-1270)

If a remote attacker can trick a user into opening a malicious PowerPoint file using the affected install, either of these vulnerabilities could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for PowerPoint 2002, 2003, and 2007 as well as Office Compatibility Pack.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 53859

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-036.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/05/10

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1269, CVE-2011-1270

BID: 47699, 47700

OSVDB: 72235, 72236

MSFT: MS11-036

IAVA: 2011-A-0063

MSKB: 2535802, 2535812, 2535818, 2540162