Information disclosure in Microsoft Windows Modules Installer Service



Published: 2020-03-10
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-0859
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

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0859

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No

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 use 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: 8.1, 10, 10 1607, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, 10 1909, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2019 1803, 2019 1903, 2019 1909

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-0859

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.



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