Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (October 2018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118007


The Microsoft Excel Products are missing a security update.


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

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in
Microsoft Excel software when the software fails to
properly handle objects in Protected View. 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-2018-8502)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118007

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_oct_excel.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/10/09

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 93232, 27524, 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:excel

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8502

MSKB: 4461466, 4461460, 4461448

MSFT: MS18-4461466, MS18-4461460, MS18-4461448