Windows Now Playing Session Manager Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability [CVE-2020-1201]

CVE Number – CVE-2020-1201

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way the Windows Now Playing Session Manager handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run processes in an elevated context. An attacker could then install programs; view, change or delete data.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and take control of an affected system.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows Now Playing Session Manager handles objects in memory.

Further details – https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-1201

Mitigations

Microsoft has not identified any mitigating factors for this vulnerability.

Workarounds

Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for this vulnerability.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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