Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Microsoft Windows Spatial Data Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Spatial Data Service that allows adversaries to delete arbitrary files on a vulnerable machine.

Spatial Data Service, which is also known as Shared Reality Service, is used for Spatial Perception scenarios.

The vulnerability in the Spatial Data Service could allow file deletion in arbitrary locations on Windows system. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. Then the attacker could run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and take control of the affected system.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Jul 04, 2019

Users should apply the solution provided by Microsoft.


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Microsoft on April 03, 2019.

Microsoft confirmed the vulnerability on April 10, 2019.

Microsoft released patch for the vulnerability on July 09, 2019.


This vulnerability was discovered by Wayne Low of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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