Microsoft Windows Defender Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2020-1163 & CVE-2020-1170)

High Nessus Plugin ID 140132

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VPR Score: 6.7


An antimalware application installed on the remote host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.


The version of Microsoft Windows Defender component MpCmdRun.exe installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 4.18.2005.1. It is, therefore, affected by a elevation of privilege vulnerability which could allow an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability to elevate privileges on the system.


Enable automatic updates to update the scan engine for the relevant antimalware applications. Refer to Knowledge Base Article 2510781 for information on how to verify that MMPE has been updated.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140132

File Name: microsoft_defender_mpcmdrun_4_18_2005_1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2020/09/02

Updated: 2020/09/08

Dependencies: 131023

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-1163

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:windows_defender

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/svcs

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/06/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1163, CVE-2020-1170

IAVA: 2019-A-0294

CWE: 269