Microsoft Office Unsupported Version Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 56998


The remote host contains an unsupported version of Microsoft Office.


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 56998

File Name: microsoft_office_unsupported.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/2/2011

Updated: 3/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Tenable score for unsupported products


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS Score Source: manual


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