Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (March 2023)

high Nessus Plugin ID 172537


The Microsoft Office Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Microsoft Office Products are missing security updates. They are, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands.


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: 172537

File Name: smb_nt_ms23_mar_office.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/14/2023

Updated: 6/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-23399


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-23399

IAVA: 2023-A-0137-S

MSFT: MS23-5002197, MS23-5002198

MSKB: 5002197, 5002198