Security Updates for Microsoft Word Products (May 2019)

high Nessus Plugin ID 125072
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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Synopsis

The Microsoft Word Products are missing a security update.

Description

The Microsoft Word Products are missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Word software when it fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could use a specially crafted file to perform actions in the security context of the current user. For example, the file could then take actions on behalf of the logged-on user with the same permissions as the current user.

Solution

Microsoft has released KB4464536 to address this issue.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?77c5f6dd

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125072

File Name: smb_nt_ms19_may_word.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/14/2019

Updated: 10/30/2019

Dependencies: office_installed.nasl, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-0953

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:word

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/14/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/14/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-0953

MSKB: 4464536

MSFT: MS19-4464536