Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (January 2020)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 132869
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The Microsoft Office Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The Microsoft Office Products are missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability:

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 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.

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4484221
-KB4484227
-KB4484236 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?1611bdcd

http://www.nessus.org/u?d8161b35

http://www.nessus.org/u?ff8ceaff

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 132869

File Name: smb_nt_ms20_jan_office.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/14/2020

Updated: 12/11/2020

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

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-0652

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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:office

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/14/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-0652

MSKB: 4484221, 4484227, 4484236

MSFT: MS20-4484221, MS20-4484227, MS20-4484236

IAVA: 2020-A-0029-S