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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Symantec Ghost Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Ghost Suite DLL Loading Error Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037302
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037302
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-6590   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 16 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.1 prior to 3.1 MP4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Ghost Suite. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can create a specially crafted DLL to exploit a DLL loading error and cause the target application to execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges when the application starts or restarts.

Himanshu Mehta reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.1 MP4).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20161115_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20161115_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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