Information disclosure in Windows Modules Installer Service



Published: 2019-11-13
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-1418
CWE ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 2.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1418

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to the way Windows Modules Installer Service discloses file information. A local user can use a specially crafted application and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system, such as read the contents of a log file on disk.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

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

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1418

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.