Vulnerable component: Windows
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-255 - Credentials Management
The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
The weakness exists due to the method passwords are distributed when configured using group policy preference. A remote authenticated attacker can obtain sensitive credential information and consequently gain privileges by leveraging access to the SYSVOL share.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.