Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft: Windows Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows improperly handles calls to Win32k.sys. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain elevated privileges on a targeted system. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would have to log on to an affected system and run a specially crafted script or application. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows handles calls to Win32k.

Affected Products

Windows RT 8.1,Windows Server, version 2004 (Server Core installation),Windows Server, version 1903 (Server Core installation),Windows Server 2016,Windows Server 2012,Windows 8,Windows 10,Windows Server, version 1909 (Server Core installation),Windows Server 2019

References

CVE-2020-1152,