MS11-094: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2639142)

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VPR Score: 8.9


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 :

- The application insecurely restricts the path used for loading external DLL files. This could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2011-3396)

- The application could cause memory to be corrupted when reading an invalid record in a specially crafted PowerPoint file. (CVE-2011-3413)

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


Microsoft has released a set of patches for PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, PowerPoint Viewer 2007, and Office Compatibility Pack.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57280

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-094.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/12/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 11336, 27524, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

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, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint_viewer

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3396, CVE-2011-3413

BID: 50964, 50967

IAVA: 2011-A-0166

MSFT: MS11-094

MSKB: 2553185, 2596764, 2596843, 2596912