Vulnerability identifier: #VU53909
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
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.
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Vulnerable software versions
Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 20H2, 10 21H1, 10 1607, 10 1809, 10 1909, 10 2004, RT 8.1
Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2019 20H2, 2019 2004
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.