MS13-051: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2839571) (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 66868


An application installed on the remote Mac OS X host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote Mac OS X host has a version of Microsoft Office for Mac that contains a buffer overflow vulnerability because certain Microsoft Office components for processing PNG files do not properly handle memory allocation.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Office file, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a patch for Office for Mac 2011.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66868

File Name: macosx_ms13-051.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2013/06/11

Updated: 2018/07/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2011::mac

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/06/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/06/11

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1331

BID: 60408

MSFT: MS13-051

MSKB: 2817421, 2848689