Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows DNS Server



Published: 2021-10-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-40469
CWE-ID CWE-94
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU57276

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-40469

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in Windows DNS Server. A remote administrator can send a specially crafted request 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 Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2019 20H2, 2019 1709, 2019 1803, 2019 1903, 2019 1909, 2019 2004

CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-40469

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged 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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