Security Updates for Microsoft Word Viewer (Feburary 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 106817


The Microsoft Word Viewer application installed on the remote host missing a security update.


The 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)


Microsoft has released KB4011703 to address this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106817

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_feb_word_viewer.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/02/14

Modified: 2018/07/30

Dependencies: 27524, 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/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:word_viewer

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-2018-0851

BID: 102870

MSKB: 4011703

MSFT: MS18-4011703

IAVA: 2018-A-0051