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Windows User Profile Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2019-1454

oval:org.cisecurity:def:6767

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows User Profile Service (ProfSvc) improperly handles symlinks. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could delete files and folders in an elevated context. To exploit this vulnerability an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and delete files or folders of their choosing. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows User Profile Service handles symlinks.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2019-1454
  • MSRC-CVE-2019-1454
  • KB4520003
  • KB4520009
  • KB4519985
  • KB4519990
  • KB4520011
  • KB4519998
  • KB4520010
  • KB4520004
  • KB4520008
  • KB4519338
  • KB4517389
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