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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
CVE-2018-8160 Microsoft Outlook Information Disclosure Vulnerability Microsoft Office Critical 09-05-2018

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Outlook when a message is opened. This vulnerability could potentially result in the disclosure of sensitive information to a malicious site.

Detailed Information on the risk:
To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would have to send a malicious email to a user and convince the user to open the email. A connection to a remote SMB server could then be automatically initiated, enabling the attacker to brute-force attack the corresponding NTLM challenge and response in order to disclose the corresponding hash password. Depending on the URL contained in the malicious email, Outlook could fall back to initating a web request to a remote server, disclosing the the external IP of the user’s system.

Further information on this exploit is available at : CVE-2018-8160

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2