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

high Nessus Plugin ID 87260
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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: 12/8/2015

Updated: 8/3/2018

Dependencies: office_installed.nasl, microsoft_owa_installed.nbin, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 12/8/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/8/2015

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