Vulnerable component: Windows
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:H/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to improperly imposed security restrictions in Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Provider. A local user can bypass implemented security restrictions and read or modify otherwise restricted information.
Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild and related to a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Reader #VU53125 (CVE-2021-28550) patched on May 11.