Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Security features bypass

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2022110909 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Mark of the Web

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-41091

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-254 - Security Features


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to security features bypass in Windows Mark of the Web functionality. A remote attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted file and bypass Protected View in Microsoft Office, as demonstrated using a specially crafted ZIP archive.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.