Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (September 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117421

Synopsis

The Microsoft Excel Products are missing a security update.

Description

The Microsoft Excel Products are missing a security update.
It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Microsoft Excel improperly discloses the contents of its memory. An attacker who exploited the vulnerability could access information previously deleted from the active worksheet. (CVE-2018-8429)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4092460
-KB4227175
-KB4092479

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?320efba0

http://www.nessus.org/u?79f3157b

http://www.nessus.org/u?fc33855f

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117421

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_sep_excel.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/09/11

Modified: 2018/10/11

Dependencies: 13855, 27524, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Nvd score unavailable. assigned cvss score for information disclosure vulnerability.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:excel

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8429

MSKB: 4092460, 4227175, 4092479

MSFT: MS18-4092460, MS18-4227175, MS18-4092479