Security Update for Microsoft Office (October 2018) (macOS)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118309

Synopsis

An application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by remote code execution vulnerability.

Description

The Microsoft Office application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability:

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Graphics Components handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute arbitrary code on a target system. To exploit the vulnerability, a user would have to open a specially crafted file. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Graphics Components handle objects in memory.(CVE-2018-8432)

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Office for Mac.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?2602191f

http://www.nessus.org/u?bd0f0cef

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118309

File Name: macos_ms18_oct_office.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2018/10/22

Updated: 2019/02/26

Dependencies: 86383

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-8432

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: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x, cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_for_mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint, cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook, cpe:/a:microsoft:onenote

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8432

BID: 105458