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Symantec Antivirus LiveUpdate Local Privilege Escalation

High

Synopsis

The remote host is running an instance of Symantec Antivirus.

Description

The remote host is running an instance of Symantec Antivirus. The host is also configured to automatically update virus signatures via LiveUpdate. Depending on the version, this may allow a local user to gain elevated privileges.

Solution

Larger companies will wish to distribute virus pattern files via a central, internal update site. For large companies, individual users accessing Internet updates will tend to decrease bandwidth and cause undue congestion on the network.