microsoft exchange-server CVE-2022-41040 is a vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server
Published on October 3, 2022

Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.

Vendor Advisory NVD

Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Microsoft Exchange Server Server-Side Request Forgery Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Microsoft Exchange Server allows for server-side request forgery. Dubbed "ProxyNotShell," this vulnerability is chainable with CVE-2022-41082 which allows for remote code execution.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by October 21, 2022: Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2022-41040 is exploitable with network access, and requires small amount of user privileges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 2.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Improper Privilege Management

The software does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.

Products Associated with CVE-2022-41040

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What versions of Exchange Server are vulnerable to CVE-2022-41040?