Denial of service in Microsoft Windows

Published: 2019-08-14 | Updated: 2019-08-14
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-0716
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows Subscribe
Windows Server
Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 4.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-0716

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to perform denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when Windows improperly handles objects in memory. A local user can use a specially crafted application to trigger memory corruption and cause the system to stop responding.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 1607, 10 1703, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 1803, 1903, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0716

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.