#VU29210 Unquoted Search Path or Element

Published: 2020-06-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU29210

Vulnerability 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


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Smart Audio UWP App
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor: Synaptics


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 : All versions


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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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