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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   pcAnywhere Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec pcAnywhere 'Launch With Windows' Properties Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014178
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1970   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 2 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 13 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.5x and prior versions, 11x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec pcAnywhere. A local user can gain elevated privileges.

A physically local user can modify the Caller Properties of the Host Properties Settings for the 'Launch with Windows' feature to cause arbitrary commands to be executed when the system is restarted. The commands will run with Local System privileges.

Symantec pcAnywhere version 11.5 is not affected.

Impact:   A physically local user can cause the system to execute arbitrary commands with Local System privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has released a patch.

For consumer versions of Symantec pcAnywhere:

For enterprise versions of Symantec pcAnywhere:

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

Message History:   None.

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