Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Buffer overflow

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2019091020 - Privilege escalation in Microsoft Windows CLFS

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1214

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the Windows Common Log File System (CLFS) driver. A local user  can create a specially crafted application and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.

Note, this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.