Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (November 2020)

high Nessus Plugin ID 142689


The Microsoft Office Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Microsoft office Product is missing security updates.

- Microsoft Office Access Connectivity Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2020-17062)

- Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2020-17019, CVE-2020-17065, CVE-2020-17066. (CVE-2020-17064)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:

For Office 365, Office 2016 C2R, or Office 2019, ensure automatic updates are enabled or open any office app and manually perform an update.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 142689

File Name: smb_nt_ms20_nov_office.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/10/2020

Updated: 2/9/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-17062


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-17064

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: 11/10/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/10/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-17062, CVE-2020-17064

IAVA: 2020-A-0516-S

MSFT: MS20-4484455, MS20-4484508, MS20-4484520, MS20-4484534, MS20-4486722, MS20-4486725, MS20-4486737, MS20-4486738

MSKB: 4484455, 4484508, 4484520, 4484534, 4486722, 4486725, 4486737, 4486738