#VU65217 Security features bypass

Published: 2022-07-12

Vulnerability identifier: #VU65217

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-33632


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Office LTSC 2021
Other software / Other software solutions
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Microsoft


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to security feature bypass issue in Microsoft Office. A remote attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted file and bypass the target application.

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Vulnerable software versions

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

Microsoft Office: 2019, 2013 RT Service Pack 1 - 2013 Service Pack 1

Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise:

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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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