Windows Setup Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

ID MS:CVE-2020-1571
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2020-08-11T07:00:00


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows Setup in the way it handles permissions.

A locally authenticated attacker could run arbitrary code with elevated system privileges. After successfully exploiting the vulnerability, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring the Windows Setup properly handles permissions.