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

high Nessus Plugin ID 78437
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The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote Windows host has a version of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Office Compatibility Pack, SharePoint Server, or Microsoft Office Web Apps that is affected by 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 set of patches for Office 2007, 2010, Office Compatibility Pack, SharePoint Server, and Office Web Apps.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78437

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-061.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/15/2014

Updated: 7/30/2018

Dependencies: office_installed.nasl, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl, microsoft_sharepoint_installed.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:word, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_apps

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4117

BID: 70360

MSFT: MS14-061

MSKB: 2883031, 2883032, 2883008, 2883013, 2883098, 2889827