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Denial of service in Microsoft Windows Registry



Published: 2020-06-09
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-1194
CWE ID CWE-20
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) Input validation error

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 4.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-1194

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to the Windows Registry improperly handles filesystem operations. A local user can use a specially crafted application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

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, 10 1909, 10 2004, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2019 1803, 2019 1903, 2019 1909, 2019 2004

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-1194

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.