Microsoft Office/Outlook/365 Apps for Enterprise memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Microsoft Office, Outlook and 365 Apps for Enterprise (Office Suite Software) (version unknown). Affected is an unknown part. 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. CVE summarizes:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory, aka 'Microsoft Outlook Memory Corruption Vulnerability'.

The weakness was presented 08/11/2020 as confirmed security update guide (Website). The advisory is available at portal.msrc.microsoft.com. The public release was coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2020-1483 since 11/04/2019. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/07/2020). The advisory points out:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

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

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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

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

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11/04/2019 CVE assigned
08/11/2020 +281 days Advisory disclosed
08/11/2020 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
08/11/2020 +0 days VulDB entry created
11/07/2020 +88 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-2020-1483 (🔒)

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Created: 08/11/2020 08:15 PM
Updated: 11/07/2020 04:19 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_assigned
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