An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Microsoft Word improperly discloses the contents of its memory. An attacker who exploited the vulnerability could use the information to compromise the user’s computer or data. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker could craft a special document file and then convince the user to open it. An attacker must know the memory address location where the object was created. The update addresses the vulnerability by changing the way certain Word functions handle objects in memory.
Published 2020-08-17 19:15:17
Updated 2024-01-19 00:15:13
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Vulnerability category: Information leak

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-1502

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 1.35%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 86 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-1502

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
8.6
2.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.8
3.6
NIST

References for CVE-2020-1502

Products affected by CVE-2020-1502

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