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

high Nessus Plugin ID 83416


The remote host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host has a version of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, SharePoint Server, SharePoint Foundation Server, or Microsoft Office Web Apps installed that is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file, resulting in execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Word 2010, Word 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint Viewer, SharePoint Server Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, and Office Web Apps.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83416

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-046.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/13/2015

Updated: 2/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:excel, cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_apps, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_apps_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:word

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/12/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/12/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1682, CVE-2015-1683

BID: 74481, 74484