Security features bypass in Microsoft Word

Published: 2022-03-08
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-24462
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Office LTSC 2021
Other software / Other software solutions

Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Security features bypass

EUVDB-ID: #VU61179

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-24462

CWE-ID: CWE-254 - Security Features

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to security feature bypass issue in Microsoft Word. A remote attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted file and bypass specific functionality of the Office Protected View.


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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2019

Microsoft Office LTSC 2021: 32 bit editions - 64 bit editions

Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise: 32-bit Systems - 64-bit Systems

CPE2.3 External links

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