Privilege escalation in Dell Client Alienware Command Center Application



Published: 2022-09-26
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-22139
CWE-ID CWE-426
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Alienware Command Center Application
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Vendor Dell

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Untrusted search path

EUVDB-ID: #VU63541

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22139

CWE-ID: CWE-426 - Untrusted Search Path

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to usage of an untrusted search path when loading libraries. A local user can place a malicious .dll file into a specific directory, trick another system user to launch software from that directory and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Alienware Command Center Application: before 5.5.8.0


CPE2.3
External links

http://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/nl-nl/000201891/dsa-2022-211

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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