MS15-131: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)
High Nessus Plugin ID 87260
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe 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)
SolutionMicrosoft 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.