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OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows win32k use after free privilege escalation attempt
This event is generated when a file that exploits the use after free vulnerability described in CVE-2020-0722 is detected.
Attempted User Privilege Gain
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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MITRE ATT&CK Framework
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2020-0722An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Win32k component fails to properly handle objects in memory, aka 'Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability'. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2020-0691, CVE-2020-0719, CVE-2020-0720, CVE-2020-0721, CVE-2020-0723, CVE-2020-0724, CVE-2020-0725, CVE-2020-0726, CVE-2020-0731.
||Ease of Access||LOW