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Security restrictions bypass in Windows 10 Mobile

Published: 2019-10-09
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-1314
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Windows Phone
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 3.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1314

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

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to bypass security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to the way files and folders a re accessed through the locked screen on Windows 10 Mobile, when Cortana is installed. A local attacker with physical access to device can access the photo library of an affected phone and modify or delete photos without authenticating to the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Windows Phone: 10

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. The attacker should have physical access to the system in order to successfully exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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