MS16-070: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3163610) (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91610

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. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file or visit a website that hosts such a file, 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, Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft Word for Mac 2011, and Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac.

See Also

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-070

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91610

File Name: macosx_ms16-070_office.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 6/15/2016

Updated: 11/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

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 Score Source: CVE-2016-0025

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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: 6/14/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0025

MSFT: MS16-070

IAVA: 2016-A-0148

MSKB: 3165796, 3165798