microsoft windows-10 CVE-2022-44698 vulnerability in Microsoft Products
Published on December 13, 2022

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Windows SmartScreen Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability


Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Microsoft Defender SmartScreen Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Microsoft Defender SmartScreen contains a security feature bypass vulnerability that could allow an attacker to evade Mark of the Web (MOTW) defenses via a specially crafted malicious file.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by January 3, 2023: Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2022-44698 is exploitable with network access, requires user interaction. 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 have no impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Improper Handling of Exceptional Conditions

The software does not handle or incorrectly handles an exceptional condition.

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