MS15-116: Security Updates for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540) (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86817


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


The version of Microsoft Office installed on the remote Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office file, resulting in execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2015-6038, CVE-2015-6094)

- A spoofing vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook for Mac due to improper sanitization of HTML content. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted email, to spoof content or to chain an attack to other vulnerabilities in web services. (CVE-2015-6123)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86817

File Name: macosx_ms15-116_office.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2015/11/10

Modified: 2018/07/16

Dependencies: 86383

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:H/RL:OF/RC: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/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6038, CVE-2015-6094, CVE-2015-6123

MSFT: MS15-116

IAVA: 2015-A-0272

MSKB: 3102924, 3102925