Information disclosure in Microsoft Windows Media Photo Codec



Published: 2021-04-13
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-27079
CWE ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-27079

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to excessive data output by the application in the Windows Media Photo Codec. A remote authenticated attacker can gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

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

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

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-27079

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.



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