MS16-133: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3199168) (macOS)

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VPR Score: 8.9


An application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Microsoft Office application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, 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 by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted Office file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2016-7213, CVE-2016-7228, CVE-2016-7229, CVE-2016-7231, CVE-2016-7232, CVE-2016-7234, CVE-2016-7235, CVE-2016-7236)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to an out-of-bounds read error caused by an uninitialized variable. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office file, resulting in the disclosure of memory contents. (CVE-2016-7233)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011, Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac, Microsoft Word for Mac 2011, and Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94913

File Name: macosx_ms16-133_office.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 11/16/2016

Updated: 7/14/2018

Dependencies: macosx_office_installed.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel_for_mac:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word_for_mac:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7228, CVE-2016-7232, CVE-2016-7236, CVE-2016-7213, CVE-2016-7229, CVE-2016-7231, CVE-2016-7233, CVE-2016-7234, CVE-2016-7235

BID: 93993, 93994, 93995, 93996, 94005, 94031, 94020, 94022, 94025

MSFT: MS16-133

IAVA: 2016-A-0319

MSKB: 3198798, 3198807