Security Updates for Microsoft Publisher Products (April 2023)

high Nessus Plugin ID 174114


The Microsoft Publisher Products are missing a security update.


The Microsoft Publisher Products are missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities. An attacker can exploit these to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 174114

File Name: smb_nt_ms23_apr_publisher.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/11/2023

Updated: 2/16/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-28295


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:publisher

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-28287, CVE-2023-28295

IAVA: 2023-A-0193-S

MSFT: MS23-5002213, MS23-5002221

MSKB: 5002213, 5002221