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Microsoft Office Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability Oct20 (Mac OS X)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Mac OS X Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

This host is missing a critical security update for Microsoft Office on Mac OSX according to Microsoft security update October 2020

Insight

Insight

Flaws are due to Microsoft Word software when it fails to properly handle .LNK files

Affected Software

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 2019 on Mac OS X.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to version 16.16.27 for Microsoft Office 2016 and to version 16.42 for Office 2019. Please see the references for more information.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)