Critical Microsoft Outlook bug PoC shows how easy it is to exploit


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Aug 17, 2017
Microsoft yesterday released a patch for the security flaw but it has been exploited as a zero-day vulnerability in NTLM-relay attacks since at least mid-April 2022.The issue is a privilege escalation vulnerability with a 9.8 severity rating that affects all versions of Microsoft Outlook on Windows. An attacker can use it to steal NTLM credentials by simply sending the target a malicious email. No user interaction is needed as exploitation occurs when Outlook is open and the remainder is triggered on the system.


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Apr 21, 2016
It is crucial to apply the recently-released patch for the Microsoft Outlook vulnerability, as it has been exploited as a zero-day vulnerability since mid-April. Attackers can steal NTLM credentials by sending a malicious email, and no user interaction is needed. This vulnerability affects all versions of Microsoft Outlook on Windows and has a high severity rating of 9.8.
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