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

high Nessus Plugin ID 90436
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Synopsis

An application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Microsoft Office installed on the remote Windows 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 Microsoft Office 2010;
Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2013 RT; Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, and 2016; Word Viewer; Excel Viewer; SharePoint Server 2007, 2010, and 2013; Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack; and Office Web Apps 2010 and 2013.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-042

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3148775/ms16-042-security-update-for-microsoft-office-april-12-2016

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90436

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-042.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/12/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: office_installed.nasl, microsoft_owa_installed.nbin, microsoft_sharepoint_installed.nbin, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-0139

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:word, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_web_apps, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0122, CVE-2016-0127, CVE-2016-0136, CVE-2016-0139

BID: 85897, 85901, 85923, 85934