KB5021233: Windows 10 Version 20H2 / 21H1 / 21H2 / 22H2 Security Update (December 2022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 168679


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing security update 5021233. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities

- PowerShell Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2022-41076)

- Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2022-44689)

- A remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized arbitrary commands. (CVE-2022-44676)

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


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 168679

File Name: smb_nt_ms22_dec_5021233.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 12/13/2022

Updated: 1/12/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-44676


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41076

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2022

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 1/3/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-41074, CVE-2022-41076, CVE-2022-41077, CVE-2022-41094, CVE-2022-41121, CVE-2022-44666, CVE-2022-44667, CVE-2022-44668, CVE-2022-44669, CVE-2022-44670, CVE-2022-44671, CVE-2022-44673, CVE-2022-44674, CVE-2022-44675, CVE-2022-44676, CVE-2022-44677, CVE-2022-44678, CVE-2022-44679, CVE-2022-44680, CVE-2022-44681, CVE-2022-44682, CVE-2022-44683, CVE-2022-44689, CVE-2022-44697, CVE-2022-44698, CVE-2022-44707

IAVA: 2022-A-0530-S, 2022-A-0533-S

MSFT: MS22-5021233

MSKB: 5021233