KB4598289: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 January 2021 Security Update

high Nessus Plugin ID 144877
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Synopsis

The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The remote Windows host is missing security update 4598289 or cumulative update 4598279. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2021-1657, CVE-2021-1658, CVE-2021-1660, CVE-2021-1664, CVE-2021-1665, CVE-2021-1666, CVE-2021-1667, CVE-2021-1668, CVE-2021-1671, CVE-2021-1673, CVE-2021-1700, CVE-2021-1701)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges.
(CVE-2021-1649, CVE-2021-1652, CVE-2021-1653, CVE-2021-1654, CVE-2021-1655, CVE-2021-1659, CVE-2021-1661, CVE-2021-1688, CVE-2021-1693, CVE-2021-1694, CVE-2021-1695, CVE-2021-1702, CVE-2021-1704, CVE-2021-1706, CVE-2021-1709)

- A security feature bypass vulnerability exists. An attacker can exploit this and bypass the security feature and perform unauthorized actions compromising the integrity of the system/application. (CVE-2021-1674, CVE-2021-1678)

- An information disclosure vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to disclose potentially sensitive information. (CVE-2021-1656, CVE-2021-1676, CVE-2021-1696, CVE-2021-1699, CVE-2021-1708)

- A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to cause the affected component to deny system or application services. (CVE-2021-1679)

Solution

Apply Security Only update KB4598289 or Cumulative Update KB4598279.

See Also

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4598279/windows-7-update

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4598289/windows-7-update

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 144877

File Name: smb_nt_ms21_jan_4598279.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/12/2021

Updated: 6/3/2021

Dependencies: smb_check_rollup.nasl, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-1668

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-1649, CVE-2021-1652, CVE-2021-1653, CVE-2021-1654, CVE-2021-1655, CVE-2021-1656, CVE-2021-1657, CVE-2021-1658, CVE-2021-1659, CVE-2021-1660, CVE-2021-1661, CVE-2021-1664, CVE-2021-1665, CVE-2021-1666, CVE-2021-1667, CVE-2021-1668, CVE-2021-1671, CVE-2021-1673, CVE-2021-1674, CVE-2021-1676, CVE-2021-1678, CVE-2021-1679, CVE-2021-1688, CVE-2021-1693, CVE-2021-1694, CVE-2021-1695, CVE-2021-1696, CVE-2021-1699, CVE-2021-1700, CVE-2021-1701, CVE-2021-1702, CVE-2021-1704, CVE-2021-1706, CVE-2021-1708, CVE-2021-1709

MSKB: 4598279, 4598289

MSFT: MS21-4598279, MS21-4598289

IAVA: 2021-A-0023-S