7.2
CVSSv2

CVE-2020-0642

Published: 14/01/2020 Updated: 16/01/2020
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 | Impact Score: 10 | Exploitability Score: 3.9
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Summary

Microsoft Windows could allow a local authenticated malicious user to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by improper handling of objects in memory by the Win32k component. By executing a specially-crafted program, an authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with higher privileges.

Vulnerability Trend

Recent Articles

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – January 2020
Symantec Threat Intelligence Blog • Preethi Koroth • 15 Jan 2020

This month the vendor has patched 49 vulnerabilities, 8 of which are rated Critical.

Posted: 15 Jan, 202014 Min ReadThreat Intelligence SubscribeMicrosoft Patch Tuesday – January 2020This month the vendor has patched 49 vulnerabilities, 8 of which are rated Critical.This month the vendor has patched 49 vulnerabilities, 8 of which are rated Critical.

As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:


Install vendor patches as soon as they are available.
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