Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows Media Foundation



Published: 2021-01-12
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-1710
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Subscribe
Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

Risk: High

CVSSv3: 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1710

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in Microsoft Windows Media Foundation. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the application and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 8.1, 10, 10 20H2, 10 1607, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1909, 10 2004, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2019 20H2, 2019 1909, 2019 2004

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-1710

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.