Insider Threat Management Windows Agent Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability, CVE-2021-22159
Advisory ID: PFPT-SA-2021-0001
The Proofpoint Insider Threat Management (formerly ObserveIT) Agent for Windows is missing authentication for a critical function, which allows a local authenticated Windows user to run arbitrary commands with the privileges of the Windows SYSTEM user. All versions before 7.4.3, 7.5.4, 7.6.5, 7.7.5, 7.8.4, 7.9.3, 7.10.2, and 22.214.171.124 are affected as well as versions 7.3 and earlier. Agents for MacOS, Linux, and ITM Cloud are not affected.
This vulnerability is identified by CVE-2021-22159. Proofpoint has released patches to address this issue.
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVSS score of 7.8:
Proofpoint has released fixed software versions 7.4.3, 7.5.4, 7.6.5, 7.7.5, 7.8.4, 7.9.3, 7.10.2, and 126.96.36.199.
The fixed software versions are now available through the customer support portal.
|1.0||Initial release||January 26, 2021|
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