CVE-2022-24527 Windows Endpoint Configuration Manager Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.

CVE-2022-24527 Windows Endpoint Configuration Manager Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft’s configuration management tools on Windows servers. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability by tricking administrators into installing a specially crafted configuration package.

An attacker can host a specially crafted configuration package to target an organization that has a critical number of Windows servers — for example, one server for every two employees.

Attackers can leverage this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges on Windows servers.

The Windows Configuration Packages vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2018-8204.
INTRODUCTION Configuration packages are used to manage the deployment of applications and services. An attacker can use a configuration package to install a malicious application that has the ability to elevate privileges.

Vulnerability overview

Attackers can use a specially crafted configuration package to install a malicious application that has the capability to elevate privileges.

Windows Configuration Packages Vulnerability

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft’s configuration management tools on Windows servers. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability by tricking administrators into installing a specially crafted configuration package.
An attacker can host a specially crafted configuration package to target an organization that has a critical number of Windows servers — for example, one server for every two employees.
Attackers can leverage this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges on Windows servers.
The Windows Configuration Packages vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2018-8204.

Windows Configuration Packages Vulnerability Details

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Configuration Packages in the way that it handles user input.
A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to the way Windows applications are configured. Specifically, an attacker can exploit this vulnerability by tricking administrators into installing a specially crafted configuration package which has the ability to elevate privileges.
There is currently no fix available for this vulnerability: Microsoft is researching and developing mitigations for this vulnerability.

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