6.5
CVSSv2

CVE-2021-40487

Published: 13/10/2021 Updated: 21/10/2021
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.5 | Impact Score: 6.4 | Exploitability Score: 8
CVSS v3 Base Score: 8.8 | Impact Score: 5.9 | Exploitability Score: 2.8
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Summary

This vulnerability allows remote malicious users to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Microsoft SharePoint. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowActions.SetVariableActivity class. A crafted SetVariableActivity element can result in instantiation of an arbitrary .NET type. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the web service account.

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