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Category:Mac OS X Local Security Checks
Title:Microsoft Office Outlook Denial of Service Vulnerability (Mac OS X)
Summary:Microsoft Office Outlook is prone to a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.
Microsoft Office Outlook is prone to a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
The flaw is due to the XML parser in Microsoft
Office does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion.

Vulnerability Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and persistent
application hang) via a crafted XML document.

Affected Software/OS:
Microsoft Outlook 2011 on Mac OS X.

A workaround is to add a rule blocking
XML DTD Entities (' an Outlook rule to permanently delete messages containing ' mitigates the attack.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 78020
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-2730
Bugtraq: 20140403 [softScheck] Denial of Service in Microsoft Office 2007-2013 (Google Search)
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