MS16-015: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3134226) (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88880
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Synopsis

An application installed on the remote Mac OS X host is affected by multiple remote code 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 a set of patches for Office for Mac 2011 and Office 2016 for Mac.

See Also

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-015

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88880

File Name: macosx_ms16-015_office.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2/22/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: macosx_office_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0054

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:excel_for_mac:2011, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_for_mac:2016, cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2011:mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2016:mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_for_mac:2011, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_for_mac:2016

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0022, CVE-2016-0052, CVE-2016-0054

BID: 82508, 82652, 82654

MSFT: MS16-015

IAVA: 2016-A-0043

MSKB: 3134241, 3137721