#VU47622 Security Features in PowerShellGet

Published: 2020-10-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU47622

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-16886


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor: Microsoft


This vulnerability allows a local user to bypass security rescritions feature.

The vulnerability exists due to a security feature bypass issue in the PowerShellGet V2 module. A local user can bypass WDAC (Windows Defender Application Control) policy and execute arbitrary code on a policy locked-down machine.

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Vulnerable software versions

PowerShellGet: 2.2.5

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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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