Microsoft Office/SharePoint Word memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Microsoft Office and SharePoint (Office Suite Software) (the affected version unknown). This affects some unknown processing of the component Word. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Word software when it fails to properly handle objects in memory, aka 'Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability'. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2020-1446, CVE-2020-1447.

The weakness was published 07/14/2020 as confirmed security update guide (Website). The advisory is shared at portal.msrc.microsoft.com. The public release has been coordinated with Microsoft. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2020-1448 since 11/04/2019. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/29/2020). The advisory points out:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Word software when it fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could use a specially crafted file to perform actions in the security context of the current user. For example, the file could then take actions on behalf of the logged-on user with the same permissions as the current user.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

Similar entries are available at 157908 and 157904.

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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11/04/2019 CVE assigned
07/14/2020 +253 days Advisory disclosed
07/14/2020 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
07/15/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
10/29/2020 +106 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.microsoft.com/

Advisory: portal.msrc.microsoft.com
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2020-1448 (🔒)
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Created: 07/15/2020 09:17 AM
Updated: 10/29/2020 04:33 PM
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