Microsoft Windows Modern Mail contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks. Updates are available.
Microsoft Windows Modern Mail contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of URLs processed by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending an email message to a user to view that has a malicious website address attached. If successful, the attacker could redirect the targeted user to the malicious website, which may contain malicious content that could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.
Microsoft has confirmed this vulnerability in a security advisory and has released updated software.
Microsoft Windows Modern Mail is vulnerable while running on the following Microsoft products:
Windows Server 2012
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to redirect users from a trusted website to a malicious website, aiding the attacker in phishing or spoofing attacks.
Technical information is not available.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Microsoft customers are advised to apply the appropriate update using the Windows Store Apps update feature on the underlying software products at the following link: Windows Store
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Windows Modern Mail
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