Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (February 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 106803

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 Excel 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. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. (CVE-2018-0841)

Solution

Microsoft has released a security update to address this issue.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5cadf2c9

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106803

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_feb_excel.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/02/13

Modified: 2018/02/15

Dependencies: 93232, 57033, 27524, 13855

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: 2018/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0841

IAVA: 2018-A-0051