MS16-004: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585) (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87873
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Synopsis

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

Description

The version of Microsoft Office installed on the remote Mac OS X host 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 execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Solution

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

See Also

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-004

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87873

File Name: macosx_ms16-004_office.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 1/12/2016

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: macosx_office_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0035

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint_for_mac:2011, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint_for_mac:2016

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0010, CVE-2016-0035

MSFT: MS16-004

IAVA: 2016-A-0011

MSKB: 3133699, 3133711