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Windows Kernel Information Disclosure Vulnerability - CVE-2020-16901

oval:org.cisecurity:def:8379

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel improperly initializes objects in memory. To exploit this vulnerability an authenticated attacker could run a specially crafted application. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the user’s system. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows kernel initializes objects in memory.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 10
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2020-16901
  • MSRC-CVE-2020-16901
  • KB4577671
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