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Microsoft Office: CVE-2020-0697: Microsoft Office Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

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Microsoft Office: CVE-2020-0697: Microsoft Office Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/11/2020
Created
08/20/2020
Added
08/13/2020
Modified
09/12/2023

Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office OLicenseHeartbeat task, where an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run this task as SYSTEM.To exploit the vulnerability, an authenticated attacker would need to place a specially crafted file in a specific location, thereby allowing arbitrary file corruption.The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the process validates the log file., aka 'Microsoft Office Tampering Vulnerability'.

Solution(s)

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