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

high Nessus Plugin ID 101364
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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Synopsis

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

Description

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 in due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office document, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?31386f68

http://www.nessus.org/u?68489292

http://www.nessus.org/u?95451a29

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101364

File Name: macosx_ms17_july_office.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 7/11/2017

Updated: 11/12/2019

Dependencies: macosx_office_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-8501

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/11/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/11/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8501

BID: 99441

MSKB: 3212224