Advisory Details

July 29th, 2022

Autodesk Desktop App Link Following Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-22-1035
ZDI-CAN-16887

CVE ID CVE-2022-33882
CVSS SCORE 7.8, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS Autodesk
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Desktop App
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Autodesk Desktop App. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of updates. By creating a symbolic link, an attacker can abuse the application to delete a file. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of SYSTEM.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Autodesk has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.autodesk.com/trust/security-advisories/adsk-sa-2022-0015
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2022-03-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2022-07-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Michael DePlante (@izobashi) of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative
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