Improper access control in Parallels Desktop



Published: 2021-10-01
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-34864
CWE-ID CWE-284
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Parallels Desktop
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Vendor

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU56979

Risk: Low

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

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-34864

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access control within the WinAppHelper component, which leads to security restrictions bypass and privilege escalation.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Parallels Desktop: before 17

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-21-1000/

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?

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



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