Microsoft Word Viewer Unsupported Version Detection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 93230


The version of Microsoft Word Viewer installed on the remote host is no longer supported.


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of Microsoft Word Viewer on the remote host is no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.

Note that Word Viewer was formerly known as Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3. The file versions are the same, only the name has changed in references to the product.


Upgrade to a version of Microsoft Word Viewer that is currently supported.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 93230

File Name: microsoft_word_viewer_unsupported.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/08/30

Modified: 2018/02/08

Dependencies: 93235

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Microsoft Word Viewer