The Badlock vulnerability.
Vulnerable component: Windows
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/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 gain elevated privileges on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of objects in memory by the kernel-mode driver. A local attacker can run a specially crafted program, gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
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