Security Features in Microsoft Word



Published: 2020-11-10
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-17020
CWE-ID CWE-254
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Word
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Security Features

EUVDB-ID: #VU48321

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-17020

CWE-ID: CWE-254 - Security Features

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to security feature bypass issue in Microsoft Word. A local attacker can gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2019

Microsoft Word: 2010 - 2016


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-17020

Q & A

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