MS16-042: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3148775) (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90430

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VPR Score: 7.4

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 issues by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file in Microsoft Office, resulting in the 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/en-us/library/security/MS16-042

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90430

File Name: macosx_ms16-042_office.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/04/12

Updated: 2019/11/20

Dependencies: 86383

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0139

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0122, CVE-2016-0139

MSFT: MS16-042

IAVA: 2016-A-0090

MSKB: 3142577, 3154208