This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.
CWE-254 – Security Features
This vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass security rescritions feature.
The vulnerability exists due to the Microsoft Word software when it fails to properly handle .LNK files. A remote attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted file or visit a malicious webpage and perform actions in the security context of the current user.
Install updates from vendor’s website.
Vulnerable software versions
2019, 2019 for Mac
2010, 2013 RT Service Pack 1, 2013 Service Pack 1, 2016
Microsoft Office for Mac:
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 an attachment in an e-mail message.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.
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