MS16-054: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3155544)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91004
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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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 vulnerabilities :

- Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist due to improper handling of objects in memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2016-0126, CVE-2016-0140, CVE-2016-0198)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows Font library due to improper handling of embedded fonts. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted file, resulting in the execution arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2016-0183)

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, and 2016; Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, and 2016; Word Viewer; Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack;
Office Web Apps 2010; and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2016/ms16-054

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91004

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-054.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/10/2016

Updated: 11/19/2019

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-2016-0198

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/10/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0126, CVE-2016-0140, CVE-2016-0183, CVE-2016-0198

BID: 89938, 89953, 89962