Windows Kernel cng.sys Privilege Escalation 0-day Vulnerability CVE-2020-17087 Threat Alert

Windows Kernel cng.sys Privilege Escalation 0-day Vulnerability CVE-2020-17087 Threat Alert

November 17, 2020 | Mina Hao

Overview

Recently, Google Project Zero published an article about the Windows cng.sys privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2020-17087). The vulnerability allows attackers without authentication to trick users into running crafted malicious programs to escalate privileges.

At present, this vulnerability has been exploited in the wild, and Microsoft has not released patches to fix it. Users are advised to stay tuned and avoid running programs from unidentifiable sources.

Affected Versions

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7

Solution

At present, this vulnerability has been exploited in the wild, and Microsoft has not released patches to fix it. Users are advised to stay tuned and avoid running programs from unidentifiable sources. Once official patches are released, users should apply the latest patches as soon as possible.

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