Security Update for Microsoft Office (September 2019) (macOS)

High Nessus Plugin ID 128706

Synopsis

An application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

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 multiple vulnerabilities:

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel due to improper disclosure of contents in memory.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file, to obtain information for further compromise the system. (CVE-2019-1263)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file, to execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2019-1297)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d2f2988d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128706

File Name: macos_ms19_sep_office.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2019/09/11

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 86383

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1297

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

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Patch Publication Date: 2019/09/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1263, CVE-2019-1297