Remote code execution in Microsoft Outlook

Published: 2018-06-12 22:32:50
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8244
CVSSv3 8.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Office
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Outlook 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Outlook 2013 RT Service Pack 1
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Microsoft Office 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Security restrictions bypass

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an error when processing email messages with specially crafted attachment headers. A remote attacker can send an email with hidden attachments that would be opened or executed once a victim clicks a link within the email.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8244

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