Windows User Profile Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
Published 2022-04-15 19:15:15
Updated 2023-06-29 01:15:45
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

CVE-2022-26904 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Windows User Profile Service Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
Microsoft Windows User Profile Service contains an unspecified vulnerability that allows for privilege escalation.
Added on 2022-04-25 Action due date 2022-05-16

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-26904

0.10%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 41 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2022-26904

  • User Profile Arbitrary Junction Creation Local Privilege Elevation
    Disclosure Date: 2022-03-17
    First seen: 2022-12-23
    exploit/windows/local/cve_2022_26904_superprofile
    The user profile service, identified as ProfSrv, is vulnerable to a local privilege elevation vulnerability in its CreateDirectoryJunction() function due to a lack of appropriate checks on the directory structure of the junctions it tries to link together.

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-26904

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.4
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.4
6.4
NIST
7.0
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.0
5.9
Microsoft Corporation

CWE ids for CVE-2022-26904

References for CVE-2022-26904

Products affected by CVE-2022-26904

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