MS-MSDT 0-day Office RCE
MS Office docx files may contain external OLE Object references as HTML files. There is an HTML sceme "ms-msdt:" which invokes the msdt diagnostic tool, what is capable of executing arbitrary code (specified in parameters).
The result is a terrifying attack vector for getting RCE through opening malicious docx files (without using macros).
Here are the steps to build a Proof-of-Concept docx:
- Open Word (used up-to-date 2019 Pro, 16.0.10386.20017), create a dummy document, insert an (OLE) object (as a Bitmap Image), save it in docx.