Security features bypass in Microsoft Office



Published: 2022-05-11
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-29107
CWE-ID CWE-254
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 Publisher
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Office LTSC 2021
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Security features bypass

EUVDB-ID: #VU62991

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-29107

CWE-ID: CWE-254 - Security Features

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to an error in Microsoft Office. A remote attacker can view Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2019

Microsoft Word: 2013 RT Service Pack 1 - 2016

Microsoft Publisher: 2013 - 2016

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


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2022-29107

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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