Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

ID MS:CVE-2020-0635
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2020-01-16T08:00:00


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows when Windows fails to properly handle certain symbolic links. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could potentially set certain items to run at a higher level and thereby elevate permissions.

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 update addresses this vulnerability by correcting how the Windows handles symbolic links.