Remote code execution in Windows MSHTML Platform



Published: 2021-06-08
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-33742
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Microsoft Edge
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-33742

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing HTML content within Windows MSHTML Platform. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and 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 21H1, 10 1607, 10 1809, 10 1909, 10 2004, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 11

Microsoft Edge: All versions

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-33742

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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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