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


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

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