SRC-2020-0028 : Microsoft SharePoint Server PasswordRecovery Information Disclosure Vulnerability

CVE ID: CVE-2020-17017

CVSS Score: 5.3, (/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C)

Affected Vendors: Microsoft

Affected Products: Microsoft SharePoint Server

Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on affected installations of SharePoint Server. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the PasswordRecovery class. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied BodyFileName property. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to disclose information in the context of the Administrator.

Vendor Response:

Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2020-17017

Disclosure Timeline:

  • 2020-08-13 – Sent to Microsoft
  • 2020-11-10 – Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team