Privilege escalation in Windows UPnP Service

Published: 2019-11-13 | Updated: 2019-11-21
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-1405
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

Updated: 21.11.2019
Added link to PoC, updated CVSS score.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Severity: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1405

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


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

The vulnerability exists due to the Windows Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) service improperly allows COM object creation. A local user can create a malicious application or script, launch it on the system and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.


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Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 1607, 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

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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.