Microsoft OneNote CVE-2013-0086 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-58387
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2013-03-12T00:00:00



Microsoft OneNote is prone to an information-disclosure vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to disclose sensitive information such as the username and password of configured accounts. Information obtained may aid in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft OneNote 2010 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft OneNote 2010 for 64-bit Systems SP1


Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run the application with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity including unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of attacks, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.