<p>A denial of service vulnerability exists when Windows Network Address Translation (NAT) on a host server fails to properly validate input from a privileged user on a guest operating system. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could cause the host server to crash.</p> <p>To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker who already has a privileged account on a guest operating system, running as a virtual machine, could run a specially crafted application that causes a host machine to crash.</p> <p>The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how Windows NAT accesses the host.</p>
Published 2020-10-16 23:15:13
Updated 2023-12-31 20:15:48
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-16894

0.15%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 51 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-16894

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
8.0
6.9
NIST
7.7
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.1
4.0
NIST
7.7
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.1
4.0
Microsoft Corporation

References for CVE-2020-16894

Products affected by CVE-2020-16894

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