Phishing attack in Microsoft Office



Published: 2019-02-13
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-0540
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Word
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Excel
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft PowerPoint
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU17641

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-0540

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of URLs when processing Microsoft Office files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it and entering credentials.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to perform a phishing attack and gain access to sensitive information.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 365 ProPlus - 2019

Microsoft Word: Viewer

Microsoft Excel: Viewer

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack: Service Pack 3

Microsoft PowerPoint: Viewer


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0540

Q & A

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