Advisory: SB2014051301 - Privilege escalation in Microsoft Windows
Vulnerable component: Windows
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.