Information disclosure in Microsoft Word

Published: 2023-09-12
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-36761
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Word
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

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

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU80655

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2023-36761

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information exposure

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to the application ca reveal sensitive information to a third-party. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open or preview a specially crafted file and obtain NTLM hash of the current account.

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


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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 365 - 2019

Microsoft Word: before 16.0.5413.1000

Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise: before 16.0.5413.1000

CPE2.3 External links

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