Security Updates for Microsoft Word Products (September 2023)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181292


The Microsoft Word Products are affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Microsoft Word Products are missing security updates. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An information disclosure vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to disclose potentially sensitive information. (CVE-2023-36761)

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2023-36762)

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: 181292

File Name: smb_nt_ms23_sep_word.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 9/12/2023

Updated: 9/25/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-36762


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:word

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/12/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/3/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-36761, CVE-2023-36762

IAVA: 2023-A-0481

MSFT: MS23-5002483, MS23-5002497

MSKB: 5002483, 5002497