SRC-2020-0026 : Microsoft Exchange Server NewExchangeCertificate WriteRequest File Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Exchange Server. Authentication with the “Exchange Server Certificates” role is required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the processing of the New-ExchangeCertificate cmdlet. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data when writing files. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of SYSTEM.
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
- 2020-06-05 – Sent to Microsoft
- 2020-11-10 – Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team