Security Update for Microsoft Office (December 2017) (macOS)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105177
SynopsisAn application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.
DescriptionThe Microsoft Office 2016 application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability:
- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Microsoft Office improperly discloses the contents of its memory. An attacker who exploited the vulnerability could use the information to compromise the user's computer or data. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker could craft a special document file and then convince the user to open it. An attacker must know the memory address location where the object was created.
The update addresses the vulnerability by changing the way certain functions handle objects in memory.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac.