The report-viewing feature in Pearson VUE Certiport Console 8 and IQSystem 7 before 2018-06-26 mishandles child processes and consequently launches Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as Administrator, which allows local users to gain privileges.
Published 2018-08-03 18:29:00
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-12989

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-12989

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
6.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
0.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-12989

  • The product does not preserve permissions or incorrectly preserves permissions when copying, restoring, or sharing objects, which can cause them to have less restrictive permissions than intended.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-12989

Products affected by CVE-2018-12989

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