Attacker Value
Low
(1 user assessed)
Exploitability
Very Low
(1 user assessed)
User Interaction
None
Privileges Required
None
Attack Vector
Network
1

CVE-2021-24074

Disclosure Date: February 25, 2021
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Initial Access
Techniques
Validation
Validated

Description

Windows TCP/IP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2021-24094.

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6
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Technical Analysis

This remains a spectacularly new vulnerability with little documentation associated with it beyond Microsoft’s blog here: https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2021/02/09/multiple-security-updates-affecting-tcp-ip/
In the blog, they report that this vulnerability is associated with IPv4 source routing, but the default blocks against source routing on Windows are not suffcient, as the default configuration allows a Windows system to process ICMP requests with source routing.
Reported as a remote code execution vulnerability, Microsoft claims that it will likely not be weaponized for that purpose quickly, though it might see a DoS exploit in the near-term.
There is a patch, but also, the mitigations provided in the guidance (https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2021-24074) involve the creation of a rule blocking source forwarding from the built-in firewall:
netsh int ipv4 set global sourceroutingbehavior=drop
Such a change in the firewall configuration can be deployed by group policy and would not require a reboot. The rule could also be deployed to infrastructure firewalls, but would then only protect against attacks that took place across the firewall; the rules would need to be set on all Windows system host-based firewalls to protect against lateral movement within a network.

CVSS V3 Severity and Metrics
Base Score:
9.8 Critical
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
3.9
Vector:
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
High

General Information

Vendors

  • Microsoft

Products

  • Windows,
  • Windows Server,
  • Windows 10 Version 1909 for 32-bit Systems,
  • Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems,
  • Windows 10 Version 1909 for ARM64-based Systems,
  • Windows Server, version 1909 (Server Core installation),
  • Windows 10 Version 2004 for 32-bit Systems,
  • Windows 10 Version 2004 for ARM64-based Systems,
  • Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64-based Systems,
  • Windows Server, version 2004 (Server Core installation),
  • Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems,
  • Windows 10 Version 20H2 for 32-bit Systems,
  • Windows 10 Version 20H2 for ARM64-based Systems,
  • Windows Server, version 20H2 (Server Core Installation)

Additional Info

Technical Analysis