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Windows Subsystem for Linux Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2019-1416

oval:org.cisecurity:def:6788

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists due to a race condition in Windows Subsystem for Linux. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code with elevated permissions. To exploit the vulnerability a locally authenticated attacker could run a specially crafted application. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows Subsystem for Linux handles objects in memory.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows 10
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2019-1416
  • MSRC-CVE-2019-1416
  • KB4525241
  • KB4525237
  • KB4523205
  • KB4524570
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