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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 105177
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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: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 12/12/2017

Updated: 11/12/2019

Dependencies: macosx_office_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-11934

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11934

BID: 102064

IAVA: 2017-A-0363