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ESB-2005.0666 -- Symantec AntiVirus Help File Elevation of Privilege

Date: 29 August 2005

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

   ESB-2005.0666 -- Symantec AntiVirus Help File Elevation of Privilege
                              29 August 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2
                   Symantec Client Security 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 
Publisher:         CIAC
Operating System:  Windows
Impact:            Administrator Compromise
                   Access Privileged Data
Access:            Existing Account
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-2017

Original Bulletin: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.08.24.html

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                       The U.S. Department of Energy
                   Computer Incident Advisory Capability
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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

                Symantec AntiVirus Help File Elevation of Privilege
                                  [SYM05-012]

August 24, 2005 23:00 GMT                                         Number P-291
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PROBLEM:       A non-privileged client user can manipulate the help function 
               to access files on the system with local SYSTEM privileges. 
PLATFORM:      Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2 
               Symantec Client Security 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 
DAMAGE:        Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition HTML help interface allows 
               an authorized, but non-privileged user to gain privileged 
               access to files and functionality on the local system. 
SOLUTION:      Upgrade to current version. 
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VULNERABILITY  The risk is MEDIUM. Allows an authorized, but non-privileged 
ASSESSMENT:    user to gain privileged access to the local system. 
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LINKS: 
 CIAC BULLETIN:      http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/p-291.shtml 
 ORIGINAL BULLETIN:                                                           
                     http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/
                     Content/2005.08.24.html 
 CVE/CAN:            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name= 
                     CAN-2005-2017 
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