<p>An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Group Policy improperly checks access. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run processes in an elevated context.</p> <p>To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system, and then run a specially crafted application to take control over the affected system.</p> <p>The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Group Policy checks access.</p>
Published 2020-10-16 23:15:16
Updated 2023-12-31 20:15:55
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-16939

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 23 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-16939

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
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
Microsoft Corporation

CWE ids for CVE-2020-16939

References for CVE-2020-16939

Products affected by CVE-2020-16939

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