Microsoft Office 365 Apps for Enterprise/2013 C2R/2019 AppVLP access control
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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Microsoft Office 365 Apps for Enterprise/2013 C2R/2019 (Office Suite Software). Affected is some unknown functionality of the component AppVLP. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-284. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
The weakness was published 10/13/2020 as confirmed security guidance (Website). The advisory is available at portal.msrc.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2020-16955 since 08/04/2020. The exploitability is told to be easy. 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 $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/18/2020). This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project. The advisory points out:
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (C2R) AppVLP handles certain files. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could elevate privileges. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to convince a user to open a specially crafted file. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (C2R) components handle these files.
It is declared as proof-of-concept.
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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Timeline08/04/2020 CVE assigned
10/13/2020 +70 days Advisory disclosed
10/13/2020 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
10/14/2020 +0 days VulDB entry created
11/18/2020 +35 days VulDB last update
CVE: CVE-2020-16955 (🔒)
EntryCreated: 10/14/2020 09:31 AM
Updated: 11/18/2020 10:56 PM
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