#VU58059 Code Injection in Windows and Windows Server


Published: 2021-11-09

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58059

Vulnerability risk: Medium

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

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-42275

CWE-ID: CWE-94

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Microsoft

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in Microsoft COM for Windows. A remote authenticated attacker 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: 10 1809 10.0.17763.1, 10 1909 10.0.18363.476, 10 2004 10.0.19041.264, 10 20H2 10.0.19042.572, 10 1607 10.0.14393.10, 7, 8.1 - 8.1 RT, 10 21H1 10.0.19043.985, 10 1507 10.0.10240.16405, 10 1903 10.0.18362.116, 10 1803 10.0.17134.48, 10 1709 10.0.16299.19, 10 1703 10.0.15063.138, 10 1511 10.0.10586.3

Windows Server: 2008 - 2019 2004


External links
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-42275


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated 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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