Symantec pcAnywhere Launch with Windows Caller Properties Local Privilege Escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote control software on the remote host is affected by a local
privilege escalation flaw.

Description :

The remote host is running pcAnywhere, a remote control software
program for Windows.

According to the Windows registry, the installed version of pcAnywhere
allows a local user to gain SYSTEM privileges by manipulating the
'Caller Properties' feature to run arbitrary commands when pcAnywhere
is configured to run as a service.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?82040b0f

Solution :

Upgrade to pcAnywhere version 11.5 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 20743 ()

Bugtraq ID: 13933

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1970