Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (May 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 160940

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 vulnerability:

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2022-29110)

Solution

Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:
-KB5002196
-KB5002204

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/5002196

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/5002204

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 160940

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_may_excel.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/10/2022

Updated: 6/20/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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-2022-29110

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: 5/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/10/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-29110

MSKB: 5002196, 5002204

MSFT: MS22-5002196, MS22-5002204

IAVA: 2022-A-0193-S