#VU67770 Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) in Microsoft Exchange Server

Published: 2022-10-03 | Updated: 2023-01-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU67770

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-41040


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Exchange Server
Server applications / Mail servers

Vendor: Microsoft


The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote user to perform SSRF attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input within the Exchange OWA  Autodiscover service.. A remote user can send a specially crafted HTTP request and trick the application to initiate requests to arbitrary systems.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Exchange Server: 2019 Preview 15.02.0196.000 - 2019 CU12 Oct22SU 15.02.1118.015, 2016 Preview 15.01.0225.016 - 2016 CU23 Oct22SU 15.01.2507.013, 2013 RTM 15.00.0516.032 - 2013 CU23 Oct22SU 15.00.1497.042

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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