Privilege escalation in Microsoft OneDrive

Published: 2020-07-15
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-1465
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
OneDrive for Windows
Client/Desktop applications / Software for archiving

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU29904

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-1465

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions in Microsoft OneDrive . A local user can run a specially crafted application and gain elevated privileges on the target system, leading to file deletion in arbitrary locations


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Vulnerable software versions

OneDrive for Windows: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

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