Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (January 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156630

Synopsis

The Microsoft Office Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The Microsoft Office Products are missing security updates.
It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this 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:
-KB4462205
-KB5002052
-KB5002060
-KB5002064
-KB5002115
-KB5002116
-KB5002119
-KB5002124

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/4462205

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002052

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002060

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002064

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002115

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002116

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002119

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002124

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156630

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_jan_office.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:office

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: 4462205, 5002052, 5002060, 5002064, 5002115, 5002116, 5002119, 5002124

MSFT: MS22-4462205, MS22-5002052, MS22-5002060, MS22-5002064, MS22-5002115, MS22-5002116, MS22-5002119, MS22-5002124

IAVA: 2022-A-0018-S