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CVE-2020-16930 Detail

Current Description

<p>A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel software when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.</p> <p>Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Excel. In an email attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending the specially crafted file to the user and convincing the user to open the file. In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website (or leverage a compromised website that accepts or hosts user-provided content) containing a specially crafted file designed to exploit the vulnerability. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit the website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to click a link, typically by way of an enticement in an email or instant message, and then convince them to open the specially crafted file.</p> <p>The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Excel handles objects in memory.</p>


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Hyperlink Resource
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-16930 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-20-1252/ Third Party Advisory 
https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-20-1256/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-824 Access of Uninitialized Pointer cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-16930
NVD Published Date:
10/16/2020
NVD Last Modified:
12/31/2023
Source:
Microsoft Corporation