InstallBuilder for Qt Windows (versions prior to 20.7.0) installers look for plugins at a predictable location at initialization time, writable by non-admin users. While those plugins are not required, they are loaded if present, which could allow an attacker to plant a malicious library which could result in code execution with the security scope of the installer.
Published 2020-09-18 18:15:17
Updated 2021-07-21 11:39:24
Source VMware
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-3979

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.07%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 30 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-3979

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
4.4
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.4
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2020-3979

  • The product uses a fixed or controlled search path to find resources, but one or more locations in that path can be under the control of unintended actors.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-3979

Products affected by CVE-2020-3979

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