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Category:   Application (Firewall)  >   CA Personal Firewall Vendors:   CA
CA Personal Firewall 'kmxfw.sys' IOCTL Validation Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020660
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020660
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2926   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007, 2008
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CA Personal Firewall. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply a specially crafted IOCTL request to the 'kmxfw.sys' driver to cause the target system to crash or execute arbitrary code.

Tobias Klein reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain kernel level privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Engine 1.2.276 and later), available automatically.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/vulninfo/vuln.aspx?id=36559

Vendor URL:  www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/vulninfo/vuln.aspx?id=36559 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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