- Date Discovered:
- 10 October 2017
- Microsoft Office Outlook is prone to an information-disclosure vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to gain access to the sensitive information that may aid in further attacks.
- Microsoft Outlook 2016 (32-bit editions)
- Microsoft Outlook 2016 (64-bit editions)
Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
Do not accept communications that originate from unknown or untrusted sources.Do not open or view email from unknown or untrusted sources.
Florian Gattermeier and Heinrich WiederkehrERNW GmbH Simon Hofer and Stefan ViehböckSEC Consult Vulnerability Lab