Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (November 2019)

high Nessus Plugin ID 130911

Synopsis

The Microsoft Excel Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The Microsoft Excel Products are missing security updates.
It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel software when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory. 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-2019-1448)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Microsoft Excel improperly discloses the contents of its memory. An attacker who exploited the vulnerability could use the information to compromise the users computer or data. (CVE-2019-1446)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4484164
-KB4484158
-KB4484144 For Office 365, Office 2016 C2R, or Office 2019, ensure automatic updates are enabled or open any office app and manually perform an update.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?56f45906

http://www.nessus.org/u?69e34899

http://www.nessus.org/u?c685400e

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 130911

File Name: smb_nt_ms19_nov_excel.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/12/2019

Updated: 6/10/2022

Risk Information

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 Score Source: CVE-2019-1448

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:excel

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/12/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/12/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1446, CVE-2019-1448

MSKB: 4484164, 4484158, 4484144

MSFT: MS19-4484164, MS19-4484158, MS19-4484144