<p>An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the user’s system.</p> <p>To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to log on to an affected system and run a specially crafted application. The vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate user rights directly, but it could be used to obtain information that could be used to try to further compromise the affected system.</p> <p>The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows kernel handles objects in memory.</p>
Published 2020-09-11 17:15:17
Updated 2023-12-31 22:15:50
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Vulnerability category: Execute codeInformation leak

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-16854

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-2020-16854

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.1
LOW AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
3.9
2.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.8
3.6
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.8
3.6
Microsoft Corporation

References for CVE-2020-16854

Products affected by CVE-2020-16854

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