A vulnerability in the loading mechanism of specific DLLs of Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints for Windows and Immunet for Windows could allow an authenticated, local attacker to perform a DLL hijacking attack. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker would need valid credentials on the Windows system. This vulnerability is due to incorrect handling of directory search paths at run time. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by placing a malicious DLL file on the targeted system. This file will execute when the vulnerable application launches. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system with SYSTEM privileges.
Published 2021-01-20 20:15:16
Updated 2021-01-28 13:38:43
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Vulnerability category: Execute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-1280

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-1280

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.4
10.0
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
Cisco Systems, Inc.
7.3
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.3
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-1280

  • The product uses a fixed or controlled search path to find resources, but one or more locations in that path can be under the control of unintended actors.
    Assigned by: ykramarz@cisco.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2021-1280

Products affected by CVE-2021-1280

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