MS11-073: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2587634)

high Nessus Plugin ID 56176
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Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Office.


The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Office that is potentially affected by two vulnerabilities :

- The application insecurely restricts the path used for loading external libraries when opening documents that use the .doc, .xls, or .ppt Office binary format and when the Office File Validation Add-in is not installed. This could lead to arbitrary code execution.

- The application may use an uninitialized object pointer when opening a Word document, which could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2011-1982)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2003, 2007, and 2010.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56176

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-073.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 9/14/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_nt_ms02-031.nasl, office_installed.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 9/13/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/13/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Elliot (Mantisbt < 1.2.8 LFI)

ExploitHub (EH-11-494)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1980, CVE-2011-1982

BID: 49513, 49519

CERT: 909022

MSFT: MS11-073

MSKB: 2584052, 2584063, 2584066