Remote code execution in Microsoft OLE Automation



Published: 2021-05-11
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-31194
CWE ID CWE-94
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 medium risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

Risk: Medium

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

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-31194

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in OLE Automation. A remote authenticated attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 20H2, 10 1607, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1909, 10 2004, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 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-2021-31194

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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