Information disclosure in Windows Modules Installer Service

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

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU22675

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1418

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information exposure

Exploit availability: No


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.


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Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7 - 10 1903

Windows Server: 2008 - 2019 1903

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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