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:H/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the Win32k NtGdiResetDC function in Microsoft Windows kernel. A local user can run a specially crafted program to trigger a use-after-free error, when the function ResetDC is executed a second time for the same handle during execution of its own callback, and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.