Security Updates for Microsoft Office (December 2021) (macOS)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156254


The Microsoft Office product installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The Microsoft Office product installed on the remote host is missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office Graphics.

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 a set of patches for Microsoft Office for Mac.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156254

File Name: macos_ms21_dec_office.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 12/23/2021

Updated: 3/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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-2021-43875


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/14/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/14/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-43875

IAVA: 2021-A-0584-S