Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Office.MSHTML.Remote.Code.Execution

description-logoDescription

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Microsoft MSHTML.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted Office document. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the current user, via a crafted Office document.

affected-products-logoAffected Products

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2016
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server, version 20H2 (Server Core Installation)
Windows 10 Version 20H2 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 20H2 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server, version 2004 (Server Core installation)
Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 2004 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 2004 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server 2022 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2022
Windows 10 Version 21H1 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 21H1 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1909 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1909 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2019
Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-40444

CVE References

CVE-2021-40444