MS14-017: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2949660) (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73414


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


The remote Mac OS X host is running a version of Microsoft Word that is affected by one or more unspecified memory corruption vulnerabilities.

By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted file, it may be possible for a remote attacker to take complete control of the system or execute arbitrary code.


Microsoft has released a patch for Office for Mac 2011.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73414

File Name: macosx_ms14-017.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2014/04/08

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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:ND/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: 2014/04/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/04/08

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (MS14-017 Microsoft Word RTF Object Confusion)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1761

BID: 66385

OSVDB: 104895

MSFT: MS14-017

IAVA: 2014-A-0049

MSKB: 2939132