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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Kaspersky Internet Security Vendors:   Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Internet Security Password Related Bugs Let Local Users Obtain the Application's Administration Password and Bypass Authentication to Modify the Configuration
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033768
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 5 2016
Original Entry Date:  Oct 8 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2015
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Kaspersky Internet Security. A local user can obtain passwords on the target system. A local user can bypass security restrictions.

The system stores the application's administration password in the Windows registry as an unsalted MD5 hash.

A local user can bypass password-based authentication to modify the application configuration.

Matthias Deeg and Sven Freund at SySS GmbH reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain the application administrative password on the target system.

A local user can bypass security controls on the target system to modify the application configuration.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2016).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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