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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LiveUpdate Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec LiveUpdate Java Interface Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015083
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2759   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 22 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 20 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec LiveUpdate. A local user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can invoke the LiveUpdate for Macintosh Java interface and supply specially crafted command line arguments to execute arbitrary Java code with System Administrative privileges.

The following products for Macintosh are affected: Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Internet Security, Norton Utilities, and Norton SystemWorks.

The vendor credits iDEFENSE with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can gain System Administrative privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available via Symantec LiveUpdate.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.

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