CVE-2020-1228

high

Description

<p>A denial of service vulnerability exists in Windows DNS when it fails to properly handle queries. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause the DNS service to become nonresponsive.</p> <p>To exploit the vulnerability, an authenticated attacker could send malicious DNS queries to a target, resulting in a denial of service.</p> <p>The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows DNS processes queries.</p>

References

https://www.tenable.com/blog/microsoft-s-september-2020-patch-tuesday-addresses-129-cves

https://www.tenable.com/blog/microsoft-s-september-2020-patch-tuesday-addresses-129-cves

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-1228

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2020-09-11

Updated: 2023-12-31

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Severity: Medium

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.5

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

Severity: High