CVE-2024-29188

CVSS 3.1 Score 7.9 of 10 (high)

Details

Published Mar 24, 2024
Updated: Mar 25, 2024
CWE ID 59

Summary

CVE-2024-29188 is a vulnerability found in the WiX toolset, which is used to create installers for Windows Installer. The vulnerability allows a standard user to delete protected directories by exploiting the RemoveFolderEx functionality. This feature deletes an entire directory tree during installation or uninstallation. By creating a directory junction in a per-user folder that points to a per-machine protected directory, an attacker can trick Windows Installer into deleting the target of the junction. This vulnerability has a high severity rating and requires low privileges and user interaction to exploit. It poses a potential danger to organizations as it can result in the unauthorized deletion of important directories. The vulnerability has been fixed in versions 3.14.1 and 4.0.5 of WiX toolset.

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