MS15-070: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3072620)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84740


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


The remote Mac OS X host has a version of Microsoft Excel 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 the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


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 14.5.3 to address a potential issue with Microsoft Outlook for Mac. Microsoft recommends that this update is applied.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84740

File Name: macosx_ms15-070_office_2011.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2015/07/14

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2011:mac

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2376, CVE-2015-2379

OSVDB: 124598, 124600

MSFT: MS15-070

IAVA: 2015-A-0163

MSKB: 3073865