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Windows Subsystem for Linux Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2020-1423

oval:org.cisecurity:def:8392

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Subsystem for Linux handles files. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code with elevated privileges. To exploit the vulnerability an attacker would first need code execution on a victim system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows Subsystem for Linux handles files.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 10
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2020-1423
  • MSRC-CVE-2020-1423
  • KB4565503
Product(s):