CVE-2021-45975

Published on: Not Yet Published

Last Modified on: 02/02/2022 03:51:00 PM UTC

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

Certain versions of Care Center from Acer contain the following vulnerability:

In ListCheck.exe in Acer Care Center 4.x before 4.00.3038, a vulnerability in the loading mechanism of Windows DLLs could allow a local attacker to perform a DLL hijacking attack. This vulnerability is due to incorrect handling of directory search paths at run time. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by placing a malicious DLL file on the targeted system. This file will execute when the vulnerable application launches. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system with local administrator privileges.

  • CVE-2021-45975 has been assigned by URL Logo [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as HIGH severity.

CVSS3 Score: 7.8 - HIGH

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
LOCAL LOW NONE REQUIRED
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH HIGH HIGH

CVSS2 Score: 6.9 - MEDIUM

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

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Acer Care Center Requires an Update to Resolve a Security Vulnerability - Acer Community community.acer.com
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URL Logo MISC community.acer.com/en/kb/articles/14757-acer-care-center-requires-an-update-to-resolve-a-security-vulnerability
???????? The ace(r) up your sleeve! | APT::WTF - APTortellini’s blog aptw.tf
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URL Logo MISC aptw.tf/2022/01/20/acer-care-center-privesc.html
資訊安全專家 | ACSI安碁資訊股份有限公司 web.archive.org
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Inactive LinkNot Archived
URL Logo MISC acercsi.com

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
ApplicationAcerCare CenterAllAllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:a:acer:care_center:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:

Social Mentions

Source Title Posted (UTC)
Twitter Icon @last0x00 Who wants a privilege escalation in a product installed on most Acer laptops? A writeup of CVE-2021-45975 by… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2022-01-19 16:20:31
Twitter Icon @last0x00 [email protected] @CVEannounce @MITREcorp since both @Acer advisory and @APTortellini's post about CVE-2021-45975 are now pu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2022-01-20 11:09:47
Twitter Icon @CVEreport CVE-2021-45975 : In ListCheck.exe in Acer Care Center 4.x before 4.00.3038, a vulnerability in the loading mechanis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2022-01-26 15:03:44
Reddit Logo Icon /r/netcve CVE-2021-45975 2022-01-26 15:38:44
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