Remote code execution in Microsoft Exchange

Published: 2020-02-11 | Updated: 2023-08-03
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-0688
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Microsoft Exchange Server
Server applications / Mail servers

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

Updated: 26.02.2020

Updated vulnerability description and CWE-ID, added link to ZDI research.

1) Deserialization of untrusted data

EUVDB-ID: #VU25226

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0688

CWE-ID: CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data

Exploit availability: Yes


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

The vulnerability exists due to an input validation error within the Microsoft Exchange OCP interface when processing VIEWSTATE data. A remote authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to a vulnerable Exchange server and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Note, this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.


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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Exchange Server: 2013 Cumulative Update 23 15.00.1497.002 - 2019 Cumulative Update 3 15.02.0464.005

CPE2.3 External links

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