Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (April 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 159673

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:

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2022-24473, CVE-2022-26901)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB5002175
-KB5002177

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/5002175

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002177

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159673

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_apr_excel.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2022

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-2022-24473

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:excel

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-24473, CVE-2022-26901

MSKB: 5002175, 5002177

MSFT: MS22-5002175, MS22-5002177

IAVA: 2022-A-0140-S