Security Updates for Microsoft Word Products (August 2019)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 127856

Synopsis

A Microsoft Word product is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

A Microsoft Word product is missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :

- 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. (CVE-2019-1201)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4475533
-KB4475547
-KB4475540

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?81cd501c

http://www.nessus.org/u?d13f49d1

http://www.nessus.org/u?18c378bd

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 127856

File Name: smb_nt_ms19_aug_word.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2019/08/13

Updated: 2019/08/16

Dependencies: 27524, 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1201

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:word

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/08/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1201

MSKB: 4475533, 4475547, 4475540

MSFT: MS19-4475533, MS19-4475547, MS19-4475540

IAVA: 2019-A-0291