MS12-051: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office for Mac Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2721015)(Mac OS X)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

It is possible to elevate privileges on the remote host through
Microsoft Office.

Description :

The remote Mac OS X host is running a version of Microsoft Office for
Mac that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the
way that folder permissions are set in certain installations. If an
attacker places a malicious executable in the Office 2011 folder and
lures a user into logging in and running that executable, he could
cause arbitrary code to be executed in the context of that user.

Note that this issue is primarily a risk on shared workstations, such
as in a library or an Internet cafe.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a patch for Office for Mac 2011.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59914 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54361

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1894