#VU51964 Insecure DLL loading


Published: 2021-04-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU51964

Vulnerability risk: Low

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

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-1386

CWE-ID: CWE-427

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Cisco AMP for Endpoints
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor:

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to the application loads DLL libraries in an insecure manner. A local user can place a malicious .dll file in certain location on the system and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco AMP for Endpoints: before 7.3.15

CPE

External links
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-amp-imm-dll-tu79hvkO
https://bst.cloudapps.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCvw77090


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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