Security Update for Microsoft Office Word Viewer (October 2017)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103754


The Microsoft Office Products are missing a security update.


The Microsoft Office Products are missing a security update.
It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :

- 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. (CVE-2017-11826)


Microsoft has released security update KB4011236 to address this issue

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103754

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_oct_word_viewer.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2017/10/10

Updated: 2019/11/12

Dependencies: 27524, 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-11826

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/10/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11826

BID: 101219

MSFT: MS17-4011236

IAVA: 2017-A-0291