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CVE-2020-1583: Microsoft Word Information Disclosure Vulnerability [Office for Mac]

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CVE-2020-1583: Microsoft Word Information Disclosure Vulnerability [Office for Mac]

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
08/11/2020
Created
08/12/2020
Added
08/11/2020
Modified
01/05/2024

Description

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Microsoft Word improperly discloses the contents of its memory. An attacker who exploited the vulnerability could use the information to compromise the user’s computer or data. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker could craft a special document file and then convince the user to open it. An attacker must know the memory address location where the object was created. The update addresses the vulnerability by changing the way certain Word functions handle objects in memory.

Solution(s)

  • office-for-mac-upgrade-16_16_25
  • office-for-mac-upgrade-16_40_0

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