Information disclosure in Microsoft Excel



Published: 2019-12-10
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-1464
CWE-ID CWE-125
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Excel
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Office for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds read

EUVDB-ID: #VU23482

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1464

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds Read

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition when processing untrusted data within the Microsoft Excel. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted document file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 365 ProPlus - 2019 for Mac

Microsoft Excel: 2010 - 2016

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2016


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1464

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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