MS12-028: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2639185)

high Nessus Plugin ID 58660
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VPR Score: 8.9


The remote Windows host could allow arbitrary code execution.


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Works for Windows document converter that is affected by a heap overflow vulnerability.
If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Works file, this issue could be leveraged to run arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Works 9, and Microsoft Works 6-9 File Converter.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58660

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-028.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/11/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, office_installed.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

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:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:works, cpe:/a:microsoft:works_6-9_file_converter

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/10/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0177

BID: 52867

MSFT: MS12-028

IAVB: 2012-B-0041

MSKB: 2596871, 2680317, 2680326