Security features bypass in Microsoft Windows DCOM Server



Published: 2021-06-08
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-26414
CWE ID CWE-254
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) Security features bypass

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-26414

CWE-ID: CWE-254 - Security Features

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to security feature bypass issue in Windows DCOM Server. A remote authenticated attacker can gain elevated privileges on the target 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, 2019 20H2, 2019 2004

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-26414

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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