Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (January 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156630


The Microsoft Office Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


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)


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: 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


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


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


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