Windows Backup Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

2020-10-13T07:00:00
ID MS:CVE-2020-16972
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2020-10-13T07:00:00

Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Backup Service improperly handles file operations.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to gain execution on the victim system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application to elevate privileges.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows Backup Service handles file operations.