Microsoft has patched two zero-day vulnerabilities this week – CVE-2022-41033 and CVE-2022-41043. CVE-2022-41033 is a Windows COM+ Event System Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability, while CVE-2022-41043 is a Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability.

Discovered by an anonymous researcher, CVE-2022-41033 is an actively exploited vulnerability that has been given a CVSS rating of 7.8. Although the bug has a low attack complexity, it could allow an attacker to gain SYSTEM-level privileges if exploited. This kind of vulnerability is often associated with some form of social engineering, including tricking a target into opening a malicious document or browsing a malicious website.

CVE-2022-41043 is another low-complexity bug and was discovered by SpecterOps researcher, Cody Thomas. The vulnerability has not been exploited in the wild but if organizations don’t patch, it could allow an attacker to gain access to a target’s authentication tokens and other sensitive information.

These two zero-day vulnerabilities come on the heels of two previous Microsoft zero-days discussed last week. CVE-2022-41082 and CVE-2022-41040, now dubbed ProxyNotShell, are bugs that can be chained together and used to breach corporate networks. ProxyNotShell does not have a patch yet but Avertium recommends that you follow the workaround mentioned in our Flash Notice.



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Indicators of Compromise (IoCs):

At this time, there are no known IoCs associated with CVE-2022-41033 and CVE-2022-41043. Avertium’s threat hunters remain vigilant in locating IoCs for our customers. Should any be located, Avertium will disclose them as soon as possible. For more information on how Avertium can help protect your organization, please reach out to your Avertium Service Delivery Manager or Account Executive.


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APPENDIX II: Disclaimer

This document and its contents do not constitute, and are not a substitute for, legal advice. The outcome of a Security Risk Assessment should be utilized to ensure that diligent measures are taken to lower the risk of potential weaknesses be exploited to compromise data.

Although the Services and this report may provide data that Client can use in its compliance efforts, Client (not Avertium) is ultimately responsible for assessing and meeting Client's own compliance responsibilities. This report does not constitute a guarantee or assurance of Client's compliance with any law, regulation or standard.


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