The Lexmark Universal Print Driver version 2.15.1.0 and below, G2 driver 2.7.1.0 and below, G3 driver 3.2.0.0 and below, and G4 driver 4.2.1.0 and below are affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability. A standard low priviliged user can use the driver to execute a DLL of their choosing during the add printer process, resulting in escalation of privileges to SYSTEM.
Published 2021-07-19 15:15:08
Updated 2021-09-20 12:21:55
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-35449

0.11%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 44 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2021-35449

  • Lexmark Driver Privilege Escalation
    Disclosure Date: 2021-07-15
    First seen: 2022-12-23
    exploit/windows/local/lexmark_driver_privesc
    Various Lexmark Universal Printer drivers as listed at advisory TE953 allow low-privileged authenicated users to elevate their privileges to SYSTEM on affected Windows systems by modifying the XML file at C:\ProgramData\<driver name>\Universal Color Laser.gdl

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-35449

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-35449

References for CVE-2021-35449

Products affected by CVE-2021-35449

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