Microsoft Windows Unquoted Service Path Enumeration

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has at least one service installed that uses
an unquoted service path.

Description :

The remote Windows host has at least one service installed that uses
an unquoted service path, which contains at least one whitespace. A
local attacker can gain elevated privileges by inserting an executable
file in the path of the affected service.

Note that this is a generic test that will flag any application
affected by the described vulnerability.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?84a4cc1c
http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/428.html
https://www.commonexploits.com/unquoted-service-paths/
http://www.nessus.org/u?4aa6acbc

Solution :

Ensure that any services that contain a space in the path enclose the
path in quotes.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 63155 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58591
58617
65873
68520

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1609
CVE-2014-0759
CVE-2014-5455

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