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

High Nessus Plugin ID 88880


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


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.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office for Mac 2011 and Office 2016 for Mac.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88880

File Name: macosx_ms16-015_office.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/02/22

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 86383

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/09

Reference Information

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

BID: 82508, 82652, 82654

OSVDB: 134313, 134314, 134316

MSFT: MS16-015

IAVA: 2016-A-0043

MSKB: 3134241, 3137721