Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application to take control of an affected system. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows handles objects in memory.

Affected Products

Windows RT 8.1,Windows Server, version 1903 (Server Core installation),Windows Server 2016,Windows Server, version 1803 (Server Core Installation),Windows Server 2012,Windows 8,Windows 10,Windows Server, version 1909 (Server Core installation),Windows Server 2019

References

CVE-2020-1079,