MS14-061: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000434)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78436


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 a remote code execution vulnerability due to a flaw in parsing Word documents. This vulnerability can be triggered by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Word document.


Microsoft has released a patch for Office for Mac 2011.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78436

File Name: macosx_ms14-061.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2014/10/15

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4117

BID: 70360

OSVDB: 113190

MSFT: MS14-061

MSKB: 3004865