Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Buffer overflow
CVE-2022-41128

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2022110809 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows Scripting Languages

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-41128

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Description:

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing HTML content within the JScript9 engine. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a malicious website, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

External links:

https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/en-US/vulnerability/CVE-2022-41128