Privilege escalation in Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Endpoints Windows Connector



Published: 2021-04-07
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-1386
CWE ID CWE-427
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Cisco AMP for Endpoints
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Insecure DLL loading

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1386

CWE-ID: CWE-427 - Uncontrolled Search Path Element

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to the application loads DLL libraries in an insecure manner. A local user can place a malicious .dll file in certain location on the system and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco AMP for Endpoints: before 7.3.15

CPE External links

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-amp-imm-dll-tu79hvkO
https://bst.cloudapps.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCvw77090

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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



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