Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft Windows Store Installer Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows store installer where WindowsApps directory is vulnerable to symbolic link attack. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could bypass access restrictions to add or remove files. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and add or remove files. The security update addresses the vulnerability by not allowing reparse points in the WindowsApps directory.

Affected Products

Windows 10,Windows Server 2016,Windows Server, version 1803 (Server Core Installation),Windows Server, version 1903 (Server Core installation),Windows Server 2019