#VU25171 Out-of-bounds read


Published: 2020-02-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU25171

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0716

CWE-ID: CWE-125

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Microsoft

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition within the win32k component. A local user can use a specially crafted application to trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 8.1 - 10 1709

Windows Server: 2012 R2 - 2016


CPE

External links
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-0716


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.


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