CVE-2021-4034 PolicyKit privilege escalation vulnerability in StarWind products
Title: CVE-2021-4034 PolicyKit privilege escalation vulnerability in StarWind products
Note: StarWind will continue to update this vulnerability as new information becomes available.
Vulnerability ID: SW-20220818-0001
Multiple StarWind products incorporate PolicyKit. All versions of PolicyKit are susceptible to a vulnerability that when successfully exploited could allow a local user to escalate their privileges.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to the disclosure of sensitive information, addition or modification of data, or Denial of Service (DoS).
|CVE||CVSS 2.0 Score||CVSS 3.x Score|
|CVE-2021-4034||7.2 (HIGH)||7.8 (HIGH)|
StarWind VSAN Version V8 (build 14338)
StarWind HCA with installed StarWind Command Center Version 1.0 Update 3 (build 5871)
Not affected products:
StarWind VSAN (all previous versions)
StarWind HCA with installed StarWind Command Center (all previous versions)
StarWind SAN&NAS (all versions)
StarWind VTLA (any setup)
StarWind VTL component (all versions for Windows Server)
StarWind V2V (all versions)
StarWind Tape Redirector component (all versions)
StarWind Deduplication Analyzer (all versions)
StarWind rPerf (all versions)
StarWind iSCSI Accelerator (all versions)
StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator (all versions)
StarWind SA (any setup)
Software Versions and Fixes
Fixed in StarWind VSAN Version V8 (build 14398)
Fixed in StarWind HCA with installed StarWind Command Center Version 2.0 (build 7024)
Update StarWind VSAN Version V8 (build 14398) or higher
Update StarWind HCA with installed StarWind Command Center Version 2.0 (build 7024) or higher
Obtaining Software Fixes
Software updates will be available in StarWind release notes – https://www.starwindsoftware.com/release-notes-build. To update the software, perform the steps described at the following link – https://knowledgebase.starwindsoftware.com/guidance/upgrading-from-any-starwind-version-to-any-starwind-version/ or contact support to perform an update. You can submit a support request using the following link https://www.starwindsoftware.com/support-form or contact Support directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone +1 617 829 4499.
Status of Notice
Interim for VSAN
Final for StarWind HCA with installed StarWind Command Center
StarWind will continue to update information regarding this vulnerability as new details become available.
This vulnerability article should be considered as the single source of current, up-to-date, authorized and accurate information posted by StarWind Software.
|1.0||2022-08-18||Initial Public Release and Final Status|