Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft: Windows Hyper-V Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows Hyper-V on a host server fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain elevated privileges on a target operating system. This vulnerability by itself does not allow arbitrary code to be run. However, this vulnerability could be used in conjunction with one or more vulnerabilities (e.g. a remote code execution vulnerability and another elevation of privilege) that could take advantage of the elevated privileges when running. The update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how Windows Hyper-V handles objects in memory.

Affected Products

Windows 10,Windows Server, version 2004 (Server Core installation),Windows Server, version 1903 (Server Core installation),Windows Server, version 1909 (Server Core installation),Windows Server 2019

References

CVE-2020-1047,