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Researchers Uncover How Outlook Vulnerability Could Leak Your NTLM Passwords

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Jan
2024
Researchers Uncover How Outlook Vulnerability Could Leak Your NTLM Passwords

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A now-patched security flaw in Microsoft Outlook could be exploited by threat actors to access NT LAN Manager (NTLM) v2 hashed passwords when opening a specially crafted file.

The issue, tracked as CVE-2023-35636 (CVSS score: 6.5), was addressed by the tech giant as part of its Patch Tuesday updates for December 2023.

“In an email attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending the specially crafted file to the user and convincing the user to open the file,” Microsoft said in an advisory released last month.

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