Microsoft Windows Codecs Library RCE (January 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156629

Synopsis

The Windows app installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description

The Windows 'HEVC Video Extensions' or 'HEVC from Device Manufacturer' app installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute arbitrary code. Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a program process a specially crafted file.

Solution

Upgrade to app version 1.0.43421.0, 1.0.43422.0, or later via the Microsoft Store.

See Also

https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2022-21917

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156629

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_jan_hevc.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/11/2022

Updated: 4/26/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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 Score Source: CVE-2022-21917

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-21917

IAVA: 2022-A-0012-S, 2022-A-0016-S