Security Updates for Windows Defender (April 2022)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 159916

Synopsis

An antimalware application installed on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Description

The Malware Protection Engine version of Microsoft Windows Defender installed on the remote Windows host is equal or prior to 1.1.19100.5. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands.

Solution

Microsoft has released KB4052623 to address this issue.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3bed4ba6

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 159916

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_apr_win_defender.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/20/2022

Updated: 4/26/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-24548

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:windows_defender

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Windows Defender

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-24548

MSKB: 4052623

MSFT: MS22-4052623