Unquoted Search Path or Element in Synaptics Smart Audio UWP app

Published: 2020-06-23
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8337
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Smart Audio UWP App
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Synaptics

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Unquoted Search Path or Element

EUVDB-ID: #VU29210

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8337

CWE-ID: CWE-428 - Unquoted Search Path or Element

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary code on the system. 

The vulnerability exist due to the affected software fails to use proper quoting in a service name string pointing to a service under the "c:\Program Files\WindowsApp" directory. A local administrator can execute arbitrary code on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Smart Audio UWP App : before

CPE2.3 External links


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.