Security Updates for Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 (September 2017)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 103134

Synopsis

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 is 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-2017-8631, CVE-2017-8632)

- 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)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB3213644
-KB4011064

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b3021d13

http://www.nessus.org/u?5185a6eb

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103134

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_sep_office_compatibility.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2017/09/12

Updated: 2018/09/10

Dependencies: 57033, 27524, 93232, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/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_compatibility_pack

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8631, CVE-2017-8632, CVE-2017-8742

BID: 100734, 100741, 100751

MSKB: 4011064

MSFT: MS17-3213644, MS17-4011064

IAVA: 2017-A-0274