Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (September 2017)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103133

Synopsis

The Microsoft Office Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The Microsoft Office Products are missing security updates.
It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software when it fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could use a specially crafted file to perform actions in the security context of the current user. For example, the file could then take actions on behalf of the logged-on user with the same permissions as the current user. Exploitation of this vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Office software. In an email attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending the specially crafted file to the user and convincing the user to open the file. In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website (or leverage a compromised website that accepts or hosts user-provided content) that contains a specially crafted file that is designed to exploit the vulnerability. However, an attacker would have no way to force the user to visit the website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince the user to click a link, typically by way of an enticement in an email or Instant Messenger message, and then convince the user to open the specially crafted file. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Office handles files in memory.
(CVE-2017-8630, CVE-2017-8744)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows font library improperly handles specially crafted embedded fonts. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit this vulnerability. In a web- based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker would have no way to force users to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website, or by opening an attachment sent through email. In a file sharing attack scenario, an attacker could provide a specially crafted document file that is designed to exploit this vulnerability, and then convince a user to open the document file. The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how the Windows font library handles embedded fonts. (CVE-2017-8682)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Windows Uniscribe improperly discloses the contents of its memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the users system. There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit the vulnerability, such as by convincing a user to open a specially crafted document or by convincing a user to visit an untrusted webpage.
The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows Uniscribe handles objects in memory.
(CVE-2017-8695)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to the way Windows Uniscribe handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit this vulnerability: In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website designed to exploit this vulnerability and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker would have no way to force users to view the attacker-controlled content.
Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by getting them to click a link in an email or instant message that takes users to the attacker's website, or by opening an attachment sent through email. In a file-sharing attack scenario, an attacker could provide a specially crafted document file designed to exploit this vulnerability and then convince a user to open the document file.The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows Uniscribe handles objects in memory. (CVE-2017-8696)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Office software. In an email attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending the specially crafted file to the user and convincing the user to open the file. In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website (or leverage a compromised website that accepts or hosts user-provided content) that contains a specially crafted file designed to exploit the vulnerability. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit the website.
Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to click a link, typically by way of an enticement in an email or instant message, and then convince them to open the specially crafted file. Note that the Preview Pane is not an attack vector for this vulnerability. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Office handles objects in memory.
(CVE-2017-8742)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) handles objects in memory, allowing an attacker to retrieve information from a targeted system. By itself, the information disclosure does not allow arbitrary code execution; however, it could allow arbitrary code to be run if the attacker uses it in combination with another vulnerability. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to log on to an affected system and run a specially crafted application. Note that where the severity is indicated as Critical in the Affected Products table, the Preview Pane is an attack vector for this vulnerability. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how GDI handles memory addresses. (CVE-2017-8676)

Solution

Microsoft has released security updates for Microsoft Office Products.

See Also

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http://www.nessus.org/u?a714c54e

http://www.nessus.org/u?b84ca703

http://www.nessus.org/u?607de17a

http://www.nessus.org/u?f846aeb6

http://www.nessus.org/u?7601f27e

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http://www.nessus.org/u?b27cd572

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103133

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_sep_office.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2017/09/12

Updated: 2018/08/03

Dependencies: 93232, 57033, 13855, 27524

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8630, CVE-2017-8676, CVE-2017-8682, CVE-2017-8695, CVE-2017-8696, CVE-2017-8742, CVE-2017-8744

BID: 100732, 100741, 100748, 100755, 100772, 100773, 100780

MSKB: 4011055, 3213649, 4011038, 3213626, 3213646, 3213641, 3213642, 3213564, 3203474, 3213638, 4011103, 4011126, 4011063, 4011062, 3213551, 3213631

MSFT: MS17-4011055, MS17-3213649, MS17-4011038, MS17-3213626, MS17-3213646, MS17-3213641, MS17-3213642, MS17-3213564, MS17-3203474, MS17-3213638, MS17-4011103, MS17-4011126, MS17-4011063, MS17-4011062, MS17-3213551, MS17-3213631

IAVA: 2017-A-0274