Remote code execution in Microsoft Outlook

Published: 2018-12-11 22:24:20
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8587
CVSSv3 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
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 2019
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
Microsoft Office 2010

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Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Buffer overflow

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing files within Microsoft Outlook. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8587

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