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Category:   Application (Firewall)  >   Panda Internet Security Vendors:   Panda Software
Panda Internet Security Unsafe Directory Permissions Let Local Users Obtain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036174
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036174
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 28 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2016
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Panda Internet Security. A local user can gain system privileges on the target system.

The 'PSEvents.exe' application attempts to load non-existing DLLs from a directory (%ProgramData%\Panda Security\Panda Devices Agent\Downloads) that has USERS group write permissions. The application is executed once per hour and runs with SYSTEM privileges. A local user can create a specially crafted DLL to cause arbitrary code to be executed with SYSTEM privileges.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.security-assessment.com/files/documents/advisory/Panda%20Security%20-%20Privilege%20Escalation.pdf

Ashraf Alharbi from Security-Assessment.com reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain system privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a hotfix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.pandasecurity.com/uk/support/card?id=100053

Vendor URL:  www.pandasecurity.com/uk/support/card?id=100053 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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