CVE-2022-24462 Microsoft Word Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability.

CVE-2022-24462 Microsoft Word Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability.

Microsoft Word has a security feature that prevents malicious users from opening a malicious file from another user, when using the Microsoft Word. This feature is known as “Confidentiality”, which prevents malicious users from opening a malicious file from another user.

There are two ways to bypass this security feature. The first way is to open the malicious file from another user from where it is stored, which is secured by the Confidentiality feature. The second way is to change the default configuration of Microsoft Word, so that it doesn’t block the malicious file. This is done by changing the configuration option in the “Security” tab, of the “Options” menu in the Microsoft Word application.
This issue has been reported through the Microsoft’s Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability.

Installing Microsoft Word

Installing Microsoft Word is easy by visiting the website or downloading the client application from Microsoft’s website.
Microsoft Word is a software program that is used to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. To install Microsoft Word, you will need to visit the Microsoft Office website or download the program from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

Overview and summary of Microsoft Word Security Feature Bypass vulnerability

The vulnerability is related to the Microsoft Word Confidentiality feature, which prevents malicious users from opening a malicious file from another user. This vulnerability has been reported through CVE-2022-24462, and it affects versions of Microsoft Word up to 17.0.
Microsoft issued a security advisory for this vulnerability on June 3, 2017, which gives information about the attack vector and affects users of Microsoft Word.
This vulnerability has been assigned a severity rating of "moderate" because it can allow an attacker to gain access to confidential information that should be private, such as emails or other documents in the application's folder. The impact is lessens as soon as the user changes their default configuration settings for Microsoft Word by changing the “Security” tab in Options menu in Microsoft Word application.

How to Bypass Confidentiality in Microsoft Word?

The two methods mentioned above that can be used to bypass security feature in Microsoft Word are: opening the malicious file from another user and changing the configuration option of Microsoft Word. The first method is to open the malicious file from another user, which is secured by Confidentiality. The second method is to change the configuration option of Microsoft Word, so that it doesn’t block the malicious file.
To change this configuration option, open “Options” menu in Microsoft Word, then locate “Security” tab and select “Advanced Options…”. Scroll down to find button with a lock next to it and click on it to change the configuration option of Microsoft Word.

Confidentiality Bypass in Microsoft Word

Confidentiality is a security feature which prevents malicious users from opening a malicious file stored at another location, from the Microsoft Word application. There are two ways to bypass this security feature: by opening the malicious file from its original location, or by changing the configuration of Microsoft Word. Changing the configuration of Microsoft Word means that it will not block any malicious files, allowing them to be opened with ease.
This issue has been reported through Microsoft's Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability.

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