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Windows Hard Link Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2020-1467

oval:org.cisecurity:def:8094

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows improperly handles hard links. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could overwrite a targeted file leading to an elevated status. 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 take control of an affected system. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows handles hard links.

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-2020-1467
  • MSRC-CVE-2020-1467
  • KB4571719
  • KB4571746
  • KB4571702
  • KB4571723
  • KB4571694
  • KB4565349
  • KB4565351
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