Vulnerability Details

Microsoft Defender Antimalware Platform Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - April 2020

Published: 2020-04-15 03:09:55
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:M/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
This host is missing an important security update according to Microsoft Security Updates released for Microsoft Defender Antimalware Platform dated 14th April 2020

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host

Technical Details:
The flaw exists when Windows Defender antimalware platform improperly handles hard links.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow an attacker to overwrite a targeted file leading to an elevated status.

Affected Versions:
- Microsoft Windows Defender Antimalware Platform

Recommendations:
Run the Windows Update to update the windows antimalware platform to the latest version available. Typically, no action is required as the built-in mechanism for the automatic detection and deployment of updates will apply the update itself.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Executable

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-0835

References:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-0835

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.5
Published
2020-04-15
Modified
2020-04-21
Category
Windows

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