Microsoft Windows Codecs Library RCE (December 2021)

high Nessus Plugin ID 158206

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.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to app version 1.0.42701.0 or later via the Microsoft Store.

See Also

https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2021-41360

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 158206

File Name: smb_nt_ms21_dec_hevc.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/21/2022

Updated: 2/22/2022

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41360

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: 12/14/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/14/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-41360