SmartScreen MOTW bypass in Microsoft Windows



Published: 2022-12-13
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-44698
CWE-ID CWE-254
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
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 high risk vulnerability.

1) Security features bypass

EUVDB-ID: #VU70161

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-44698

CWE-ID: CWE-254 - Security Features

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to an error in Windows SmartScreen. A remote attacker can bypass Mark of the Web (MOTW) defenses and potentially compromise the affected system.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 10 - 11 22H2

Windows Server: 2016 - 2022 20H2


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2022-44698

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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