2.1
CVSSv2

CVE-2020-16938

Published: 16/10/2020 Updated: 20/10/2020
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 | Impact Score: 2.9 | Exploitability Score: 3.9
CVSS v3 Base Score: 5.5 | Impact Score: 3.6 | Exploitability Score: 1.8
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Summary

Microsoft Windows could allow a local authenticated malicious user to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper handling of objects in memory by the Kernel. By executing a specially crafted application, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information and then use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.

Vulnerability Trend

Recent Articles

October Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Patches Critical, Wormable RCE Bug
Threatpost • Tara Seals • 13 Oct 2020

Microsoft has pushed out fixes for 87 security vulnerabilities in October – 11 of them critical – and one of those is potentially wormable.
There are also six bugs that were previously unpatched but publicly disclosed, which could give cybercriminals a leg up — and in fact at least one public exploit is already circulating for this group.
This month’s Patch Tuesday overall includes fixes for bugs in Microsoft Windows, Office and Office Services and Web Apps, Azure Functions, ...

Microsoft October 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 87 security bugs
BleepingComputer • Lawrence Abrams • 01 Jan 1970

Today is Microsoft's October 2020 Patch Tuesday, and your Windows administrators will be pulling their hair out as they install new updates and try to fix bugs that pop up.
With the October 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates release, Microsoft has released fixes for 87 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and an advisory about today's Adobe Flash Player update.



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Microsoft October Patch Tuesday fixes 87 bugs, six publicly disclosed
BleepingComputer • Lawrence Abrams • 01 Jan 1970

Today is Microsoft's October 2020 Patch Tuesday, and your Windows administrators will be pulling their hair out as they install new updates and try to fix bugs that pop up.
With the October 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates release, Microsoft has released fixes for 87 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and an advisory about today's Adobe Flash Player update.



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