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Microsoft CVE-2019-0553: Windows Subsystem for Linux Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) January 08, 2019 January 08, 2019 January 15, 2019


An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Windows Subsystem for Linux improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the user’s system. A attacker could exploit this vulnerability by running a specially crafted application. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows Subsystem for Linux handles objects in memory.

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Solution Reference

Microsoft Security Update Guide