MS15-131: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87260

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Windows host has a version of Microsoft Office, Word, Word Viewer, Excel, Excel Viewer, or Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack installed that is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities :

- Multiple memory corruption issues exist due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit these issues by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file in an affected version of Office, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2015-6040, CVE-2015-6118, CVE-2015-6122, CVE-2015-6124, CVE-2015-6177)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to improper parsing of email messages. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open or preview a specially crafted email message, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2015-6172)

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, 2016, Word, Word Viewer, Excel, Excel Viewer, and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.

See Also

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-131

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87260

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-131.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/12/08

Updated: 2018/08/03

Dependencies: 13855, 57033, 84669, 27524

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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, cpe:/a:microsoft:word, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6040, CVE-2015-6118, CVE-2015-6122, CVE-2015-6124, CVE-2015-6172, CVE-2015-6177

BID: 78543, 78546, 78547, 78548, 78549, 78550