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Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities in Autodesk® Licensing Service

Autodesk ID: ADSK-SA-2021-0002
Product, Service, Component: Autodesk® Licensing Service
Impact: Privilege Escalation
Severity: Medium
Original Publish: 14/06/2021
Last Revised: 14/06/2021

Severity

CVSS 3.0 Score

Impact

Low

0.1 - 3.9

A vulnerability where scope and impact of exploitation is restricted and the ability to exploit is extremely difficult.

Medium

4.0 - 6.9

A vulnerability where exploitation is mitigated by factors such as difficulty to exploit, default configuration or ease of identification.

High

7.0 - 8.9

A vulnerability, which if exploited, would directly impact the confidentiality, integrity or availability of user’s data or processing resources.

Critical

9.0 - 10

A vulnerability, which if exploited, would allow remote execution of malicious code without user action.

Summary

Autodesk® Desktop Licensing Installer has been affected by Privilege Escalation vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution due to weak permissions.

Description

The details of the vulnerabilities are as follows:

  1. CVE-2021-27032: Autodesk Licensing Installer was found to be vulnerable to privilege escalation issues. A malicious user with limited privileges could run any number of tools on a system to identify services that are configured with weak permissions and are running under elevated privileges. These weak permissions could allow all users on the operating system to modify the service configuration and take ownership of the service.

Affected Products

Item

Impacted Versions

Mitigated Versions

Update Source

Autodesk® Licensing Installer

9.0.1.1462.100

10.2.0.4231

Autodesk Download Portal

* Note: This service is a component that is shipped along with our flagship products.

Recommendations

Autodesk recommends that customers who use the affected products obtain and apply the latest Hotfixes referenced above via the Autodesk Download Portal.

Related Information

More information on the Autodesk Licensing Service Installer can be found on our Autodesk Knowledge Network.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following for reporting the relevant vulnerabilities and for working with Autodesk to help protect our customers:

  • Scott Goodwin from DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP) for reporting CVE-2021-27032.

Revision History

Revision

Date

Description

1.0

14/06/2021

Initial Release

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