MS16-121: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3194063) (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 94015
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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 RTF files. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office file, 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 for Mac 2011, Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft Word for Mac 2011, and Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac

See Also

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-121

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94015

File Name: macosx_ms16-121_office.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/12/2016

Updated: 7/14/2018

Dependencies: macosx_office_installed.nbin

Risk Information

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_for_mac

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7193

BID: 93372

MSFT: MS16-121

IAVA: 2016-A-0280

MSKB: 3193438, 3193442