Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (July 2021)

high Nessus Plugin ID 151609


The Microsoft Excel Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Microsoft Excel Products are missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities. An attacker can exploit these to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands.

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: 151609

File Name: smb_nt_ms21_jul_excel.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/13/2021

Updated: 6/10/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-34518


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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-2021-34501

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: 7/13/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-34501, CVE-2021-34518

MSKB: 5001993, 5001977

MSFT: MS21-5001993, MS21-5001977

IAVA: 2021-A-0314-S