Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (September 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117458

Synopsis

The Microsoft Office Products are affected by a vulnerability.

Description

The Microsoft Office Products are missing security updates.
They are, therefore, affected by a vulnerability :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows font library improperly handles specially crafted embedded fonts. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability 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-2018-8332)

Solution

Microsoft has released a security update to address this issue.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?9373baa3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117458

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_sep_office.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/09/12

Modified: 2018/09/13

Dependencies: 27524, 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-8332

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSSv3

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:office

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8332

IAVA: 2018-A-0291