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

High Nessus Plugin ID 57280


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, 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, 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