Microsoft Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

Microsoft has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in products that use the Autodesk FBX library.

These include Office 2016, Office 2019, Office 365 ProPlus, and Paint 3D. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Advisory ADV200004 and apply the necessary updates.

Availability of updates for Microsoft software utilizing the Autodesk FBX library

Microsoft is announcing the release of updates to address multiple vulnerabilities found in the Autodesk FBX library which is integrated into certain Microsoft applications.

Details about the vulnerabilities can be found here – https://www.autodesk.com/trust/security-advisories/adsk-sa-2020-0002

Remote code execution vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft products that utilize the FBX library when processing specially crafted 3D content. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

To exploit the vulnerabilities, an attacker must send a specially crafted file containing 3D content to a user and convince them to open it.

The security updates address these vulnerabilities by correcting the way 3D content is handled by Microsoft software.

US-cert.gov (April 2020)Microsoft Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products