Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (January 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156628

Synopsis

The Microsoft Excel Products are missing a security update.

Description

The Microsoft Excel Products are missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities:

- Two remote code execution vulnerabilities. An attacker can exploit these to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2022-21840, CVE-2022-21841)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB5002128
-KB5002114

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

See Also

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002128

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002114

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156628

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_jan_excel.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/11/2022

Updated: 6/10/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

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 Score Source: CVE-2022-21841

CVSS v3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-21840

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: 1/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-21840, CVE-2022-21841

MSKB: 5002128, 5002114

MSFT: MS22-5002128, MS22-5002114

IAVA: 2022-A-0008-S