CVE-2019-1074

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Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows where certain folders, with local service privilege, are vulnerable to symbolic link attack. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could potentially access unauthorized information. The update addresses this vulnerability by not allowing symbolic links in these scenarios., aka 'Microsoft Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability'. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2019-1082.

References

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1074

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-07-15

Updated: 2020-08-24

Type: CWE-59

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (4 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
126579KB4507469: Windows 10 Version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 July 2019 Security Update (SWAPGS)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
high
126575KB4507455: Windows 10 Version 1709 July 2019 Security Update (SWAPGS)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
high
126574KB4507453: Windows 10 Version 1903 July 2019 Security Update (SWAPGS)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
high
126569KB4507435: Windows 10 Version 1803 July 2019 Security Update (SWAPGS)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
high