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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LiveUpdate Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027182
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027182
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0304   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 18 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Modification of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.3 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The default installation of Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator installs files with full control privileges granted to the 'Everyone' group.

A local user can exploit this flaw to read arbitrary files with System privileges and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system with System privileges.

Tenable Network Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain System privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.3.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120615_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120615_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Configuration error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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