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Microsoft splwow64 Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2020-0790

oval:org.cisecurity:def:8339

A local elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in how splwow64.exe handles certain calls. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could elevate privileges on an affected system from low-integrity to medium-integrity. This vulnerability by itself does not allow arbitrary code execution; however it could allow arbitrary code to be run if the attacker uses it in combination with another vulnerability (such as a remote code execution vulnerability or another elevation of privilege vulnerability) that is capable of leveraging the elevated privileges when code execution is attempted. The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring splwow64.exe properly handles these calls..

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2020-0790
  • MSRC-CVE-2020-0790
  • KB4577053
  • KB4577070
  • KB4577048
  • KB4577071
  • KB4577049
  • KB4577015
  • KB4577041
  • KB4577032
  • KB4570333
  • KB4574727
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