#VU26878 Buffer overflow


Published: 2020-04-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU26878

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0980

CWE-ID: CWE-119

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft SharePoint Server
Server applications / Application servers
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Word
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Office for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Office Online Server
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor: Microsoft

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in Microsoft Word software when it fails to properly handle objects in memory. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft SharePoint Server: 2010 - 2019

Microsoft Office: 365 ProPlus - 2019 for Mac

Office Online Server : 2016

Microsoft Word: 2010 - 2016

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2016

Microsoft Office Web Apps: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2013 Service Pack 1


CPE

External links
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-0980


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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


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