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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Microsoft Outlook Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook Email Parsing Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040154
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040154
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0791, CVE-2018-0793   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 19 2018
Original Entry Date:  Jan 10 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007 SP3, 2010 SP2, 2013 SP1, 2013 RT SP1, 2016, 2016 Click-to-Run (C2R), 2016 for Mac, Office Compatibility Pack SP3
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Outlook. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted email content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2018-0791]. 2016 for Mac and Office Compatibility Pack SP3 are not affected.

A remote user can create specially crafted email content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2018-0793].

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

[Editor's note: On January 18, 2018, the vendor updated their advisory to announce that the 16.9.18011602 update for Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac for CVE-2018-0793 is now available.]

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0791
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0793

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0791 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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