Spoofing attack in Microsoft Office for Mac

Published: 2018-01-09 22:23:55
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-0819
CVSSv3 4.6 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-451
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Microsoft Office for Mac
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Office for Mac 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Spoofing

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a spoofing attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of encoding and display of email addresses.A remote attacker can create a specially crafted email and bypass  antivirus or antispam scanning.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to perform a spoofing attack.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0819

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