Microsoft released patch for actively exploited spoofing vulnerability

Threat Level – Amber | Vulnerability Report
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Microsoft AppX has a spoofing vulnerability that has been assigned CVE-2021-43890. Attackers are taking advantage of this critical vulnerability by deploying well-known malwares such as Emotet, Trickbot, and Bazaloader.

This vulnerability allows an attacker to create a malicious package file and modify it to look like a legitimate application and then convince the victim to open it, which will then execute code and allow to gain access to the victim’s machine.

The TTPs that might be used by an unknown attacker includes:

TA0001 – Initial Access

T1566 – Phishing

T1566.001 – Phishing: Spearphishing Attachment

T1189 – Drive-by Compromise

TA0002 – Execution

T1204 – User Execution

T1204.002 – User Execution: Malicious File

TA0005 – Defense Evasion

T1036 – Masquerading

T1036.005 – Masquerading: Match Legitimate Name or Location

T1574 – Hijack Execution Flow

TA0003 – Persistence

TA0004 – Privilege Escalation

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Microsoft released patch for actively exploited spoofing vulnerability


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