MS14-081: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3017301) (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79829


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 Microsoft Word improperly handling objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office file, resulting in execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a patch for Office for Mac 2011.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79829

File Name: macosx_ms14-081.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2014/12/09

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: 2014/12/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6357

BID: 71469

OSVDB: 115582

MSFT: MS14-081

IAVA: 2014-A-0190

MSKB: 3018888