MS15-099: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664) (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85878


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 Office 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 in Microsoft Office, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released patches for Office for Mac 2011 and for Office 2016 for Mac.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85878

File Name: macosx_ms15-099_office_2011.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2015/09/09

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, cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2016:mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_for_mac:2011, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_for_mac:2016

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2520, CVE-2015-2523

BID: 76561, 76564

OSVDB: 127212, 127214

MSFT: MS15-099

IAVA: 2015-A-0214

EDB-ID: 38214, 38215

MSKB: 3088501