MS12-066: Vulnerability in HTML Sanitization Component Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2741517)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 62461


The remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of Microsoft InfoPath, Communicator, Lync, SharePoint Server, Groove Server, and/or Office Web Apps installed on the remote host is potentially affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to the way HTML strings are sanitized.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for InfoPath 2007, InfoPath 2010, Communicator 2007 R2, Lync 2010, Lync 2010 Attendee, SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2010, Groove Server 2010, SharePoint Services 3.0, SharePoint Foundation 2010, and Office Web Apps 2010.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62461

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-066.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/10/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:groove, cpe:/a:microsoft:infopath, cpe:/a:microsoft:lync, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_apps, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_services, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_foundation

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/9/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/9/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2520

BID: 55797