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9/10/21 1:21 PM  |  by RedLegg Blog

Microsoft MSHTML Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Identifier: CVE-2021-40444

Exploit or POC: Yes

Update: https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2021-40444

Description: CVE-2021-40444 allows an attacker to remotely execute code on a host via the vulnerable MSHTML component. This vulnerability is actively being exploited and being used to install CobaltStrike payloads onto vulnerable hosts.

Mitigation recommendation: RedLegg recommends patching this vulnerability as soon as possible. Microsoft has offered alternative mitigation steps if patching is not possible at this time. https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2021-40444.

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