Security Update for Microsoft Office (May 2017) (macOS)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100295


An application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The Microsoft Office application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to a failure to properly handle objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office document or visit a specially crafted website, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released patches for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100295

File Name: macosx_ms17_may_office.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2017/05/19

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 86383

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_for_mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_for_mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:onenote, cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint, cpe:/a:microsoft:lync

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0254

BID: 98101

OSVDB: 157256

MSKB: 3212221