Security Updates for Microsoft Publisher Products (September 2017)

2017-09-12T00:00:00
ID SMB_NT_MS17_SEP_PUBLISHER.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-13T00:00:00

Description

The Microsoft Publisher Products are missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :

  • A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software when it fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could use a specially crafted file to perform actions in the security context of the current user. For example, the file could then take actions on behalf of the logged-on user with the same permissions as the current user. Exploitation of this vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Office software. In an email attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending the specially crafted file to the user and convincing the user to open the file. In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website (or leverage a compromised website that accepts or hosts user-provided content) that contains a specially crafted file that is designed to exploit the vulnerability. However, an attacker would have no way to force the user to visit the website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince the user to click a link, typically by way of an enticement in an email or Instant Messenger message, and then convince the user to open the specially crafted file. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Office handles files in memory. (CVE-2017-8725)

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from the Microsoft Security Updates API. The text
# itself is copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
#
include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(103122);
  script_version("1.6");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/13 15:08:46");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-8725");
  script_bugtraq_id(100758);
  script_xref(name:"MSKB", value:"3141537");
  script_xref(name:"MSFT", value:"MS17-3114428");
  script_xref(name:"MSFT", value:"MS17-3141537");
  script_xref(name:"IAVA", value:"2017-A-0274");

  script_name(english:"Security Updates for Microsoft Publisher Products (September 2017)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for Microsoft security updates.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The Microsoft Publisher Products are missing a security update.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The Microsoft Publisher Products are missing a security
update. It is, therefore, affected by the following
vulnerability :

  - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in
    Microsoft Office software when it fails to properly
    handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully
    exploited the vulnerability could use a specially
    crafted file to perform actions in the security context
    of the current user. For example, the file could then
    take actions on behalf of the logged-on user with the
    same permissions as the current user. Exploitation of
    this vulnerability requires that a user open a specially
    crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft
    Office software. In an email attack scenario, an
    attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending the
    specially crafted file to the user and convincing the
    user to open the file. In a web-based attack scenario,
    an attacker could host a website (or leverage a
    compromised website that accepts or hosts user-provided
    content) that contains a specially crafted file that is
    designed to exploit the vulnerability. However, an
    attacker would have no way to force the user to visit
    the website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince
    the user to click a link, typically by way of an
    enticement in an email or Instant Messenger message, and
    then convince the user to open the specially crafted
    file. The security update addresses the vulnerability by
    correcting how Microsoft Office handles files in memory.
    (CVE-2017-8725)");
  # https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3114428/descriptionofthesecurityupdateforpublisher2007september12-2017
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?7cd17670");
  # https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3141537/descriptionofthesecurityupdateforpublisher2010september12-2017
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?a1417166");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Microsoft has released the following security updates to address this issue:  
  -KB3114428
  -KB3141537");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2017/09/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/09/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/09/12");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:microsoft:publisher");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"II");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Windows : Microsoft Bulletins");
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_dependencies("office_installed.nasl","microsoft_office_compatibility_pack_installed.nbin","smb_hotfixes.nasl","ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl");
  script_require_keys("SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible");
  script_require_ports(139, 445, "Host/patch_management_checks");

  exit(0);
}

include("audit.inc");
include("smb_func.inc");
include("smb_hotfixes.inc");
include("smb_hotfixes_fcheck.inc");
include("smb_reg_query.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");
include("install_func.inc");

global_var bulletin, vuln;

get_kb_item_or_exit("SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible");

bulletin = 'MS17-09';
kbs = make_list( "3114428", "3141537");

if (get_kb_item("Host/patch_management_checks")) hotfix_check_3rd_party(bulletin:bulletin, kbs:kbs, severity:SECURITY_HOLE);

get_kb_item_or_exit("SMB/Registry/Enumerated", exit_code:1);

# Get path information for Windows.
windir = hotfix_get_systemroot();
if (isnull(windir)) exit(1, "Failed to determine the location of %windir%.");

registry_init();

vuln = FALSE;

######################################################################
# Publisher Checks
######################################################################
checks = make_array(
  "12.0", make_array("sp", 3, "version", "12.0.6776.5000", "kb", "3114428"),
  "14.0", make_array("sp", 2, "version", "14.0.7188.5000", "kb", "3141537")
);
if (hotfix_check_office_product(product:"Publisher", checks:checks, bulletin:bulletin))
  vuln = TRUE;

if (vuln)
{
  set_kb_item(name:'SMB/Missing/'+bulletin, value:TRUE);
  hotfix_security_hole();
  hotfix_check_fversion_end();
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  hotfix_check_fversion_end();
  audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, 'affected');
}