Privilege escalation in Rockwell Automation DriveTools SP and Drives AOP

Published: 2021-02-15
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-22665
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
DriveTools SP
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Drives AOP
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor Rockwell Automation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Untrusted search path

EUVDB-ID: #VU50678

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22665

CWE-ID: CWE-426 - Untrusted Search Path

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to an untrusted search path. A local user can gain elevated prvileges on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

DriveTools SP: 5.13 - 5.13

DriveExecutive: 5.13 - 5.13

Drives AOP: 4.12 - 4.12

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?