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Category:   Device (Encryption/VPN)  >   Dell SonicWALL Vendors:   Dell, SonicWALL
Dell SonicWALL Extender Unquoted Search Path Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033417
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4173   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 14 2015
Original Entry Date:  Aug 28 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): NetExtender 7.5.215
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Dell SonicWALL Extender. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can place a specially crafted file in a specific system directory on the target user's system. When the software is installed via autorun, the file will be executed with the privileges of the target administrative user.

The vendor was notified on May 24, 2015.

Andrew Smith of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a firmware fix (,

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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