Windows Lockscreen Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

ID MS:CVE-2020-1279
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2020-06-09T07:00:00


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows Lockscreen fails to properly load spotlight images from a secure location. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute commands with elevated permissions.

An authenticated attacker could modify a registry value to exploit this vulnerability.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring that the spotlight images are always loaded from a secure location.