Security Updates for Microsoft Project (July 2020)

high Nessus Plugin ID 138471
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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Synopsis

The Microsoft Project installation on the remote host is missing a security update.

Description

The Microsoft Project installation on the remote host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Project software when the software fails to check the source markup of a file. 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-2020-1449)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB4484450
-KB4484441
-KB4484463

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?2848e436

http://www.nessus.org/u?ff1854bb

http://www.nessus.org/u?091aa369

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 138471

File Name: smb_nt_ms20_jul_project.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/14/2020

Updated: 7/27/2020

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1449

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 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:project_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/14/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1449

MSKB: 4484450, 4484441, 4484463

MSFT: MS20-4484450, MS20-4484441, MS20-4484463

IAVA: 2020-A-0301