AnyDesk before 6.2.6 and 6.3.x before 6.3.3 allows a local user to obtain administrator privileges by using the Open Chat Log feature to launch a privileged Notepad process that can launch other applications.
Published 2021-10-14 05:15:08
Updated 2021-10-20 18:46:16
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-40854

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-2021-40854

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
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-2021-40854

  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2021-40854

Products affected by CVE-2021-40854

  • Anydesk » Anydesk » For Windows
    Versions from including (>=) 3.1.0 and before (<) 6.2.6
    cpe:2.3:a:anydesk:anydesk:*:*:*:*:*:windows:*:*
  • Anydesk » Anydesk » For Windows
    Versions after (>) 6.2.6 and up to, including, (<=) 6.3.2
    cpe:2.3:a:anydesk:anydesk:*:*:*:*:*:windows:*:*
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