Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Privilege escalation

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2014051301 - Privilege escalation in Microsoft Windows

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-1807

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

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists due to improper use of the ShellExecute API function. A local attacker can run a specially crafted application within the context of the Local System account and gain elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in privilege escalation on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.