CVE-2021-40981

Published on: 09/27/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 10/01/2021 08:08:00 PM UTC

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Certain versions of Armoury Crate Lite Service from Asus contain the following vulnerability:

ASUS ROG Armoury Crate Lite before 4.2.10 allows local users to gain privileges by placing a Trojan horse file in the publicly writable %PROGRAMDATA%\ASUS\GamingCenterLib directory.

  • CVE-2021-40981 has been assigned by URL Logo [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as HIGH severity.

CVSS3 Score: 7.3 - HIGH

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
LOCAL LOW LOW REQUIRED
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH HIGH HIGH

CVSS2 Score: 4.4 - MEDIUM

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Stealing weapons from the Armoury | APT::WTF - APTortellini’s blog aptw.tf
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URL Logo MISC aptw.tf/2021/09/24/armoury-crate-privesc.html

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
ApplicationAsusArmoury Crate Lite ServiceAllAllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:a:asus:armoury_crate_lite_service:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:

Social Mentions

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Twitter Icon @CVEreport CVE-2021-40981 : ASUS ROG Armoury Crate Lite before 4.2.10 allows local users to gain privileges by placing a Troja… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2021-09-27 06:06:23
Twitter Icon @SecRiskRptSME RT: CVE-2021-40981 ASUS ROG Armoury Crate Lite before 4.2.10 allows local users to gain privileges by placing a Tr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2021-09-27 07:34:06
Reddit Logo Icon /r/bag_o_news Stealing weapons from the Armoury - Root cause analysis of a privilege escalation vulnerability in ASUS ROG Armoury Crate Lite Service v4.2.8 (CVE-2021-40981) 2021-10-16 17:11:01
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