CVE-2020-16892

MEDIUM

Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows kernel image handles objects in memory.An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code with elevated permissions.To exploit the vulnerability, a locally authenticated attacker could run a specially crafted application.The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring the Windows kernel image properly handles objects in memory., aka 'Windows Image Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability'.

References

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-16892

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-10-16

Updated: 2020-10-26

Type: CWE-269

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH