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Microsoft pulls fix for Outlook bug behind ICS security alerts
2024-04-23 21:50

Microsoft has rolled back a fix for a known Outlook issue that was causing incorrect security alerts when opening ICS calendar files after installing the December Outlook Desktop security updates.

Affected Microsoft 365 users are seeing unexpected warnings that "Microsoft Office has identified a potential security concern" and that "This location may be unsafe" when double-clicking ICS files saved on their devices.

The December security updates triggering these alerts patch an Outlook information disclosure vulnerability that can let attackers steal NTLM hashes via maliciously crafted files and use them in Windows pass-the-hash attacks to access sensitive data or move laterally on the network.

Microsoft fixed the issue in early April and started shipping it with Outlook for Microsoft 365 Version 2404 Build 17531.

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https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-pulls-fix-for-outlook-bug-unexpected-ICS-warnings-after-December-security-updates/

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