Parallels Desktop e1000e Time-Of-Check Time-Of-Use Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ID ZDI-21-430
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2021-04-21T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Parallels Desktop. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute high-privileged code on the target guest system in order to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the e1000e virtual device. The issue results from the lack of proper locking when performing operations on an object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of the hypervisor.