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Privilege escalation in Microsoft IIS Server



Published: 2019-10-09
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-1365
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Microsoft IIS
Server applications / Web servers

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

Severity: Medium

CVSSv3: 6.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1365

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when Microsoft IIS Server fails to check the length of a buffer prior to copying memory to it. A remote authenticated user can use a specially crafted application to trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code in the context of NT AUTHORITY\system escaping the Sandbox.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10 1607, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 1803, 1903, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019

Microsoft IIS: 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 10.0

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1365

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.