Security Update for Microsoft Office (July 2018) (macOS)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110978

Synopsis

An application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by a 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 vulnerabilities:

- 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. 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-2018-8281)

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?17ce16bb

http://www.nessus.org/u?bdf86910

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110978

File Name: macos_ms18_jul_office.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2018/07/10

Modified: 2018/07/10

Dependencies: 86383

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-8281

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8281