Security Updates for Microsoft Word Products (January 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156631

Synopsis

The Microsoft Word Products are missing a security update.

Description

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

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2022-21842)

Solution

Microsoft has released KB5002057 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.

See Also

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002057

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156631

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_jan_word.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/11/2022

Updated: 6/10/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-21842

CVSS v3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:word

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-2022-21842

MSKB: 5002057

MSFT: MS22-5002057

IAVA: 2022-A-0019-S