Spoofing attack in Microsoft Windows Installer



Published: 2021-10-12 | Updated: 2021-11-03
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-40455
CWE-ID CWE-451
Exploitation vector Local
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 Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Spoofing attack

EUVDB-ID: #VU57302

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-40455

CWE-ID: CWE-451 - User Interface (UI) Misrepresentation of Critical Information (Clickjacking, spoofing)

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to perform spoofing attack.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect processing of user-supplied data in Windows Installer. A local user can spoof page content.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 20H2, 10 21H1, 10 1507, 10 1511, 10 1607, 10 1703, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, 10 1909, 10 2004, 10 Gold, 10 Mobile, 10 S, 11 21H2, RT 8.1

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-2021-40455
http://fortiguard.com/zeroday/FG-VD-21-054

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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



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