Security Update for Microsoft Office Word Viewer (October 2017)

high Nessus Plugin ID 103754
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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Synopsis

The Microsoft Office Products are missing a security update.

Description

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)

Solution

Microsoft has released security update KB4011236 to address this issue

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?39e172c7

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103754

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_oct_word_viewer.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/10/2017

Updated: 11/12/2019

Dependencies: office_installed.nasl, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-11826

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: 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: 10/10/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2017

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11826

BID: 101219

MSFT: MS17-4011236

IAVA: 2017-A-0291