Windows Now Playing Session Manager Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

2020-06-09T07:00:00
ID MS:CVE-2020-1201
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2020-06-09T07:00:00

Description

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.