Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Error Reporting Manager

Published: 2019-10-09 | Updated: 2019-10-09
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 3
CVE ID CVE-2019-1342
CVE-2019-1315
CVE-2019-1339
CWE ID CWE-264
CWE-65
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows Subscribe
Windows Server
Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 6.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1342

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to the way Windows Error Reporting manager handles a process crash. A local user can create a malicious application, launch it on the system, delete a targeted file leading to an elevated status and take control of the target system.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system.

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-2019-1342

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.

2) Windows hard link

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 6.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1315

CWE-ID: CWE-65 - Windows hard link

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to the way Windows Error Reporting manager handles hard links. A local user can create a malicious application, launch it on the system, overwrite a targeted file leading to an elevated status and take control of an affected system.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system.

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-2019-1315

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.

3) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 6.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1339

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to the way Windows Error Reporting manager handles hard links. A local user can create a malicious application, launch it on the system, overwrite a targeted file leading to an elevated status and take control of an affected system.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system.

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-2019-1339

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.