Information disclosure in Microsoft Windows Modules Installer Service



Published: 2020-02-11
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-0728
CWE-ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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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: #VU25206

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0728

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to the Windows Modules Installer Service improperly discloses file information. A local user can run a specially crafted application and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 10 1607 - 10 1909

Windows Server: 2016 - 2019 1909


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-0728

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.



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