Security Updates for Microsoft Word Products (October 2018)
High Nessus Plugin ID 118016
SynopsisThe Microsoft Word Products are missing a security update.
DescriptionThe 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 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-2018-8504)
SolutionMicrosoft has released the following security updates to address this issue: