Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Feb20 (Mac OS X)

Published: 2020-02-13 07:03:53
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Detection Type:
Executable

Summary:
This host is missing a critical security update for Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 2019 on Mac OSX according to Microsoft security update February 2020

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
The flaw exist due to Microsoft Excel fails to properly handle objects in memory.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Affected Versions:
- Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 2019 on Mac OS X

Recommendations:
Upgrade to version 16.16.19 for Microsoft Office 2016 and to version 16.34 for Office 2019. Please see the references for more information.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-0759

References:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/release-notes-office-2016-mac
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/officeupdates/release-notes-office-for-mac

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3

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