Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s November 2020 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-915 on Wednesday, November 11th. Note: Microsoft has changed their advisory format and no longer provides basic vulnerability descriptions.

In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs


This CVE describes a local elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver (cng.sys) that is seeing active exploitation in the wild. The vulnerability was reported to Microsoft by Google Project Zero and was publicly disclosed ahead of the patch release due to the active exploitation.

Microsoft has rated this as Exploitation Detected on the latest software release on the Exploitability Index.

CVE Breakdown by Tag

While historical Microsoft Security Bulletin groupings are gone, Microsoft vulnerabilities are tagged with an identifier. This list provides a breakdown of the CVEs on a per tag basis.

TagCVE CountCVEs
Windows Defender1CVE-2020-17090
Microsoft Windows Codecs Library14CVE-2020-17078, CVE-2020-17079, CVE-2020-17101, CVE-2020-17102, CVE-2020-17105, CVE-2020-17106, CVE-2020-17107, CVE-2020-17108, CVE-2020-17109, CVE-2020-17110, CVE-2020-17113, CVE-2020-17081, CVE-2020-17082, CVE-2020-17086
Windows Update Stack7CVE-2020-17070, CVE-2020-17071, CVE-2020-17073, CVE-2020-17074, CVE-2020-17075, CVE-2020-17076, CVE-2020-17077
Windows NDIS1CVE-2020-17069
Azure Sphere15CVE-2020-16970, CVE-2020-16981, CVE-2020-16982, CVE-2020-16983, CVE-2020-16984, CVE-2020-16985, CVE-2020-16986, CVE-2020-16987, CVE-2020-16988, CVE-2020-16989, CVE-2020-16990, CVE-2020-16991, CVE-2020-16992, CVE-2020-16993, CVE-2020-16994
Windows WalletService2CVE-2020-16999, CVE-2020-17037
Visual Studio2CVE-2020-17100, CVE-2020-17104
Microsoft Teams1CVE-2020-17091
Microsoft Windows34CVE-2020-16997, CVE-2020-17000, CVE-2020-17001, CVE-2020-17055, CVE-2020-17056, CVE-2020-17057, CVE-2020-1599, CVE-2020-17007, CVE-2020-17010, CVE-2020-17011, CVE-2020-17012, CVE-2020-17013, CVE-2020-17014, CVE-2020-17024, CVE-2020-17025, CVE-2020-17026, CVE-2020-17027, CVE-2020-17028, CVE-2020-17030, CVE-2020-17031, CVE-2020-17032, CVE-2020-17033, CVE-2020-17034, CVE-2020-17036, CVE-2020-17040, CVE-2020-17041, CVE-2020-17042, CVE-2020-17043, CVE-2020-17044, CVE-2020-17045, CVE-2020-17046, CVE-2020-17047, CVE-2020-17049, CVE-2020-17051
Microsoft Graphics Component5CVE-2020-16998, CVE-2020-17004, CVE-2020-17068, CVE-2020-17029, CVE-2020-17038
Microsoft Browsers1CVE-2020-17058
Common Log File System Driver1CVE-2020-17088
Windows Kernel2CVE-2020-17087, CVE-2020-17035
Azure DevOps1CVE-2020-1325
Microsoft Exchange Server3CVE-2020-17083, CVE-2020-17084, CVE-2020-17085
Microsoft Dynamics4CVE-2020-17005, CVE-2020-17006, CVE-2020-17018, CVE-2020-17021
Microsoft Office8 (Read more...)