Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (January 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105694

Synopsis

The Microsoft Excel Products are affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description

The Microsoft Excel 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-2018-0796)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4011602
-KB4011627
-KB4011639
-KB4011660

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?01001d0d

http://www.nessus.org/u?a5dd4608

http://www.nessus.org/u?06c16d3c

http://www.nessus.org/u?c624d784

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105694

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_jan_excel.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/01/09

Modified: 2018/01/16

Dependencies: 57033, 13855, 27524, 93232

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:excel

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0796

BID: 102372

MSKB: 4011602, 4011627, 4011639, 4011660

MSFT: MS17-4011602, MS17-4011627, MS17-4011639, MS17-4011660

IAVA: 2018-A-0009