Security Updates for Microsoft Office Viewer Products / Office Compatibility Products (July 2018)
High Nessus Plugin ID 111008
SynopsisThe Microsoft Office Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe Microsoft Office Products are missing security updates.
It is, therefore, affected by multiple 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. (CVE-2018-8281)
SolutionMicrosoft has released the following security updates to address this issue: