- Date Discovered:
- 08 May 2018
- Microsoft Outlook is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass certain security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions; this may aid in launching further attacks.
- Microsoft Office 2016 Click-to-Run (C2R) for 32-bit edition
- Microsoft Office 2016 Click-to-Run (C2R) for 64-bit edition
Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.Filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary if global access isn't required. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of exploits.
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for anomalous or suspicious activity. Monitor logs generated by NIDS and by the server itself for evidence of attacks against the server.
Permit privileged access for trusted individuals only.Permitting access to vulnerable applications for trusted individuals only can reduce the risk of an exploit.
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