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CVE Series: InstallerFileTakeOver (CVE-2021-41379)

via Cybrary


Who should take this course?

Our InstallerFileTakeOver course is designed for an intermediate-level learner, someone who is a seasoned offensive security professional, SOC analyst, or Windows system administrator who wants to know how to exploit and protect against the latest vulnerabilities impacting enterprise systems.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

You will gain the most benefit from this course if you have a functional understanding of Windows as an operating system, including core Windows components such as DACLs and named pipes.

Why should I take this course?

The InstallerFileTakeOver (CVE-2021-36934) is a Windows elevation of privilege vulnerability that could allow a threat actor to acquire elevated SYSTEM-level access. Our course shows you how to exploit and mitigate this vulnerability in a secure lab environment, giving you the skills you need to protect your organization.

What makes this course different from other courses on similar topics?

This course specifically covers a critical vulnerability that could affect your organization. Matt Mullins is a seasoned professional in offensive security with over a decade of experience where he has worked in medical, financial, and government spaces. Matt has led multiple Red Team engagements, ranging from a few weeks to a year and covering multiple security domains. Outside of Red Teaming, Matt is also a seasoned penetration tester with interests in: AppSec, OSINT, Hardware, Wifi, Social Engineering, and Physical Security. Matt has a Master's degree in Information Assurance and an exhaustive number of certifications ranging from frameworks, management, and hands-on hacking. Matt is a Technical SME at Cybrary, focusing on Adversarial Emulation and Red Teaming for course content.

Why should I take this course on Cybrary and not somewhere else?

Our InstallerFileTakeOver course enables you to learn from one of the foremost experts in the field and ensures your readiness to recognize and mitigate this CVE. Defenders will know how to protect their organization against this vulnerability. Offensive teams will be able to exploit this vulnerability. Our on-demand format affords you the flexibility to learn at your own pace.


  • InstallerFileTakeOver Exploitation
    • Installer Exploit Introduction and Background
    • Identifying the InstallerFileTakeOver Vulnerability
    • Exploiting CVE-2021-41379 (Lab)
    • Application of Use for Penetration Testers and Red Teamers
  • InstallerFileTakeOver Mitigation
    • Root Cause and Detection Options
    • Installer Exploit Summary

Taught by

Matthew Mullins


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