Vulnerability CVE-2020-16973


Published: 2020-10-16

Description:
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Backup Service improperly handles file operations.To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to gain execution on the victim system, aka 'Windows Backup Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability'. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2020-16912, CVE-2020-16936, CVE-2020-16972, CVE-2020-16974, CVE-2020-16975, CVE-2020-16976.

Type:

CWE-269

(Improper Privilege Management)

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.6/10
6.4/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Microsoft -> Windows 10 
Microsoft -> Windows 7 
Microsoft -> Windows server 2008 
Microsoft -> Windows server 2016 
Microsoft -> Windows server 2019 

 References:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-16973

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