Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Windows.CVE-2021-36955.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Elevation Of Privilege Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error in the vulnerable application when handling a maliciously crafted file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

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

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-36955

CVE References

CVE-2021-36955