Microsoft Office Unsupported Version Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 56998

Synopsis

The remote host contains an unsupported version of Microsoft Office.

Description

According to its version, the installation of Microsoft Office on the remote Windows host is no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.

Solution

Upgrade to a version of Microsoft Office that is currently supported.

See Also

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 56998

File Name: microsoft_office_unsupported.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/2/2011

Updated: 6/29/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Tenable score for unsupported products

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Reference Information

IAVA: 0001-A-0503