Microsoft Patch Tuesday for May 2022 brought to the daylight 74 flaws in Microsoft products, among them critical vulnerabilities, such as a CVE-2022–26923, along with the necessary fixes to mitigate them.
The new SharePoint Server remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability is similar to another Microsoft SharePoint RCE tagged CVE-2022-22005 that was discovered in February this year, allowing hackers to execute arbitrary commands on the compromised machines.
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On May 10, 2022, Microsoft announced 73 new CVEs, six of which were deemed critical. With several CVEs reissued, the total number of flaws on the May Patch Tuesday list grew up to 77.
Among other critical bugs disclosed, a SharePoint Server RCE flaw calls for immediate attention, claiming a patching priority. SharePoint is a tool for team collaboration, designed to integrate with Microsoft Office, that has been on the market for over 20 years. The platform is popular with roughly 190 million users worldwide, making it a ripe target for threat actors.
The flaw tracked as CVE-2022-29108 grants a hacker the ability to move laterally within a network. The CVE-2022-29108 analysis shows that this RCE bug holds huge potential for exploits, enabling adversaries to steal sensitive data or plant malicious files laced with macros for future attacks.
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