CVE-2021-36286

Description

Dell SupportAssist Client Consumer versions 3.9.13.0 and any versions prior to 3.9.13.0 contain an arbitrary file deletion vulnerability that can be exploited by using the Windows feature of NTFS called Symbolic links. Symbolic links can be created by any(non-privileged) user under some object directories, but by themselves are not sufficient to successfully escalate privileges. However, combining them with a different object, such as the NTFS junction point allows for the exploitation. Support assist clean files functionality do not distinguish junction points from the physical folder and proceeds to clean the target of the junction that allows nonprivileged users to create junction points and delete arbitrary files on the system which can be accessed only by the admin.

CvssV3 impact

BaseSeverity

HIGH

ConfidentialityImpact

NONE

AttackComplexity

LOW

Scope

UNCHANGED

AttackVector

LOCAL

AvailabilityImpact

HIGH

IntegrityImpact

HIGH

PrivilegesRequired

LOW

BaseScore

7.1

VectorString

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

Version

3.1

UserInteraction

NONE

CvssV2 impact

AccessComplexity

LOW

ConfidentialityImpact

NONE

AvailabilityImpact

PARTIAL

IntegrityImpact

PARTIAL

BaseScore

3.6

VectorString

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Version

2.0

AccessVector

LOCAL

Authentication

NONE