Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (April 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 159683

Synopsis

The Microsoft Office Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The Microsoft Office Products are missing security updates.
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-2022-24473, CVE-2022-26901)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB5002143
-KB5002148

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/5002143

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002148

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159683

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_apr_office.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:office

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: 5002143, 5002148

MSFT: MS22-5002143, MS22-5002148

IAVA: 2022-A-0144-S