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Windows COM Server Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2020-16935

oval:org.cisecurity:def:8365

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows improperly handles COM object creation. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code with elevated privileges. 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 update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows COM Server creates COM objects.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2020-16935
  • MSRC-CVE-2020-16935
  • KB4580387
  • KB4580385
  • KB4580353
  • KB4580358
  • KB4580327
  • KB4580346
  • KB4580328
  • KB4580330
  • KB4577668
  • KB4577671
  • KB4579311
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