Security Updates for Microsoft Word Products (September 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117426


The Microsoft Word Products are missing a security update.


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

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in
Microsoft Word if a user opens a specially crafted PDF
file. An attacker who successfully exploited the
vulnerability could cause arbitrary code to execute in
the context of the current user. (CVE-2018-8430)


Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117426

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_sep_word.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/09/11

Modified: 2018/10/11

Dependencies: 27524, 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on analysis of the vendor advisory.

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:/a:microsoft:word

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8430

MSKB: 4032246, 4092447

MSFT: MS18-4032246, MS18-4092447