Microsoft Windows Codecs Library Multiple Vulnerabilities (January 2021)

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VPR Score: 6.7


The Windows app installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Windows 'HEVC Video Extensions' or 'HEVC from Device Manufacturer' app installed on the remote host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities:

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library HEVC Extension. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute arbitrary code. Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a program process a specially crafted file.
(CVE-2021-1643, CVE-2021-1644)


Upgrade to app version 1.0.33242.0, 1.0.33243.0, or later via the Microsoft Store.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 144889

File Name: smb_nt_ms21_jan_hevc.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/12/2021

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, wmi_enum_windows_app_store.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-1644

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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/Registry/Enumerated, WMI/Windows App Store/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-1643, CVE-2021-1644