Microsoft Windows Unquoted Service Path Enumeration

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 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 could 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://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=14464
http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/428.html
http://www.commonexploits.com/?p=658
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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 63155 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58591
58617
65873

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