An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly allows arbitrary writing to the file system, aka 'Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability'. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2020-1070.
Published 2020-05-21 23:15:12
Updated 2022-04-28 19:30:29
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-1048

0.50%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 76 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2020-1048

  • Microsoft Spooler Local Privilege Elevation Vulnerability
    Disclosure Date: 2019-11-04
    First seen: 2020-09-17
    exploit/windows/local/cve_2020_1048_printerdemon
    This exploit leverages a file write vulnerability in the print spooler service which will restart if stopped. Because the service cannot be stopped long enough to remove the dll, there is no way to remove the dll once it is loaded by the service. Essentiall

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-1048

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
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2020-1048

  • The product does not properly transfer a resource/behavior to another sphere, or improperly imports a resource/behavior from another sphere, in a manner that provides unintended control over that resource.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-1048

Products affected by CVE-2020-1048

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