MS16-029: Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806) (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90004
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Synopsis

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

Description

The version of Microsoft Office installed on the remote Mac OS X host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file, to execute 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/en-us/library/security/MS16-029

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90004

File Name: macosx_ms16-029_office.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 3/17/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: macosx_office_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0134

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

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: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: 3/16/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/8/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0134

MSFT: MS16-029

IAVA: 2016-A-0063

MSKB: 3138327, 3138328