Following McAfee'sreport, security researchers from FireEye also confirmed that they've been aware of these attacks and exploit for several weeks and have coordinated disclosure with Microsoft. Most software vulnerabilities give attackers user level code execution capability. The attackers then spread the malware-infected documents via email. The risky malware exploits work reportedly on all Microsoft office versions and that includes the latest versions, the office 2016 that is now running on Windows 10. The earliest attack we have seen dates to late January.
FireEyesaid it has been working with Microsoft on the vulnerability for several weeks and had agreed not to publicly disclose it until a patch was released, but made a decision to reveal the details after McAfee published its post.
There is now no patch for this bug, however, Microsoft is expected to release a fix within its next round of security updates tomorrow.
'Meanwhile we encourage customers to practise safe computing habits online, including exercising caution before opening unknown files and not downloading content from untrusted sources to avoid this type of issue.
He added that the successful exploit closes the bait Word document, and pops up a fake one to show the victim.
The two firms both indicate that the flaws are within Microsoft's Object, Linking and Embedding (OLE) technology.
So, if you receive a shady email message asking you to download the document and open it immediately. "New, exploitable vulnerabilities are often not readily available but, in this case, attackers obviously jumped at an opportunity to launch a large campaign".
Within Trust Center, enabling the GPO that uses File Block to block.rtf files, not even allowing for them to be opened in "Protected View". Due to the it being a logical bug, it can also navigate around any memory-based mitigations.
The only way to protect yourself, according to McAfee and FireEye, is to configure Office to use Protected View. Proofpoint also disclosed that the malware was called Dridex, a risky banking malware that exploits Microsoft Office and once the computer is infected, it steals banking information of the user.
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