Viscosity ViscosityHelper Symlink Attack Local Privilege Escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host has a version of Viscosity VPN client installed that
has a path name validation flaw in the setuid-set ViscosityHelper
binary. This flaw can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with root
privileges.

See also :

http://www.sparklabs.com/viscosity/releasenotes/

Solution :

Upgrade to Viscosity 1.4.2 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 : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65700 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55002

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4284