Security Update for Microsoft Office (December 2017) (macOS)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105177

Synopsis

An application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

Description

The 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.
(CVE-2017-11934)

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?68489292

http://www.nessus.org/u?6ec15154

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105177

File Name: macosx_ms17_dec_office.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2017/12/12

Modified: 2017/12/15

Dependencies: 86383

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.9

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x, cpe:/a:microsoft:office

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11934

BID: 102064

IAVA: 2017-A-0363