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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
CVE-2020-1472 Netlogon Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Windows Server 2019 Critical 12-08-2020

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when an attacker establishes a vulnerable Netlogon secure channel connection to a domain controller, using the Netlogon Remote Protocol (MS-NRPC). An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run a specially crafted application on a device on the network.


Detailed Information on the risk:
To exploit the vulnerability, an unauthenticated attacker would be required to use MS-NRPC to connect to a domain controller to obtain domain administrator access.
Microsoft is addressing the vulnerability in a phased two-part rollout. These updates address the vulnerability by modifying how Netlogon handles the usage of Netlogon secure channels.
For guidelines on how to manage the changes required for this vulnerability and more information on the phased rollout, see How to manage the changes in Netlogon secure channel connections associated with CVE-2020-1472.
When the second phase of Windows updates become available in Q1 2021, customers will be notified via a revision to this security vulnerability. If you wish to be notified when these updates are released, we recommend that you register for the security notifications mailer to be alerted of content changes to this advisory. See Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.

Further information on this vulnerability is available at : CVE-2020-1472

Affected Software

Windows Server version 2004 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server version 1909 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server version 1903 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)