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

High Nessus Plugin ID 101364


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 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101364

File Name: macosx_ms17_july_office.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2017/07/11

Modified: 2017/09/14

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

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/07/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8501

BID: 99441

OSVDB: 160737

MSKB: 3212224