Security Updates for Microsoft Office Products (Sep 2023) (macOS)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181321


The Microsoft Office product installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities


The version of Microsoft Office for Mac installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the september-12-2023 advisory.

- Microsoft Excel Information Disclosure Vulnerability (CVE-2023-36766)

- Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2023-36762)

- Microsoft Office Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability (CVE-2023-36767)

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


Update to Office for Mac version 16.77 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181321

File Name: macos_ms23_sep_office.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 9/12/2023

Updated: 11/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


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-2023-27911


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:office

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/12/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-27911, CVE-2023-36762, CVE-2023-36766, CVE-2023-36767

IAVA: 2023-A-0474-S, 2023-A-0478-S