<p>An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the StartTileData.dll handles file creation in protected locations. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code with elevated permissions.</p> <p>To exploit the vulnerability, a locally authenticated attacker could run a specially crafted application.</p> <p>The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring the StartTileData.dll properly handles this type of function.</p>
Published 2020-09-11 17:15:19
Updated 2023-12-31 22:15:58
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Vulnerability category: Execute codeGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-1159

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 7 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-1159

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
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
6.6
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:L
1.8
4.7
Microsoft Corporation

References for CVE-2020-1159

Products affected by CVE-2020-1159

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