Security Updates for Microsoft Word Viewer (Feburary 2018)
High Nessus Plugin ID 106817
SynopsisThe Microsoft Word Viewer application installed on the remote host missing a security update.
DescriptionThe Microsoft Word Viewer application installed on the remote host is missing a security update.
It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :
- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software when the Office 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-2018-0851)
SolutionMicrosoft has released KB4011703 to address this issue.