Microsoft Office Click-to-Run Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

ID MS:CVE-2020-16934
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2020-10-13T07:00:00


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (C2R) AppVLP handles certain files. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could elevate privileges.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to convince a user to open a specially crafted file.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (C2R) components handle these files.