Security Feature bypass in Microsoft Windows Host Guardian Service



Published: 2020-06-09
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-1259
CWE-ID CWE-254
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Security Features

EUVDB-ID: #VU28879

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-1259

CWE-ID: CWE-254 - Security Features

Exploit availability: No

Description

This vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass security rescritions feature.

The vulnerability exists due to the Windows Host Guardian Service improperly handles hashes recorded and logged. A remote authenticated attacker can change existing event log types to a type the parsers do not interpret and append their own hash without triggering an alert. 

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows Server: 2016 - 2019 2004

Windows: 10 - 10 2004


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-1259

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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