MS15-046: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3057181)

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Mac OS X host has a version of Microsoft Word installed that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file, resulting in execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Solution

Microsoft has released a patch for Office for Mac 2011.

Note that Microsoft has re-released the patch to update the version of Microsoft Office for Mac to version 14.5.1 to address a potential issue with Microsoft Outlook for Mac. Microsoft recommends that this update is applied.

See Also

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-046

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83415

File Name: macosx_ms15-046_office_2011.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2015/05/13

Updated: 2019/11/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2011::mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_for_mac:2011, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_for_mac:2011, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint_for_mac:2011

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1682

BID: 74481

MSFT: MS15-046

IAVA: 2015-A-0103

MSKB: 3048688