- Apr 24, 2016
What you need to know
An emerging report by a cybersecurity firm dubbed Zscaler has uncovered over a hundred vulnerabilities in Microsoft 365. The report further details that the recent inception of SketchUp into the platform is the root cause of these problems.
- Cybersecurity firm Zscaler discovered 117 vulnerabilities affecting the Microsoft 365 suite, pinpointing SketchUp as the root cause of these issues.
- Microsoft issued patches for these issues, but the researchers claim they could still bypass the fixes.
- SketchUp is temporarily disabled in the Microsoft 365 suite as Microsoft works on a permanent resolution.
For those not conversant with SketchUp (SKP) files, they are a 3D model file format developed in the early 2000s, though Microsoft integrated it into its cloud-based productivity tools last year.
The researchers disclosed that they had been looking into the platform for a period of three months. It was during this time that they were able to identify 117 unique vulnerabilities and security flaws impacting Microsoft 365 apps.