#VU48857 Input validation error


Published: 2020-12-08

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48857

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-2020-17124

CWE-ID: CWE-20

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft PowerPoint
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Microsoft

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in Microsoft PowerPoint. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the application and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2019 - 2019 for Mac

Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2016


CPE

External links
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-17124


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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