Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (January 2020) (macOS)

High Nessus Plugin ID 132938


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


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:

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft Excel improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker has to entice the logged on user to click a link or open a specially crafted file to gain control of the system with the priviledges of the logged on user. (CVE-2020-0650 CVE-2020-0651)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 132938

File Name: macos_ms20_jan_office.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2020/01/15

Updated: 2020/02/14

Dependencies: 86383

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-0651

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/01/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-0650, CVE-2020-0651

IAVA: 2020-A-0029