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

high Nessus Plugin ID 94016
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An application installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The Microsoft Office application installed on the remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, 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.


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; Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack; Microsoft Word Viewer; Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and 2013; Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 and 2013; and Office Online Server.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94016

File Name: smb_nt_ms16-121.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/12/2016

Updated: 7/30/2018

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


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


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:office_web_apps, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_online_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

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