ZoneAlarm VSMON.exe Local Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21165


The remote Windows application is prone to a local privilege escalation issue.


The remote host is running ZoneAlarm, a firewall for Windows.

The TrueVector service associated with the version of ZoneAlarm installed on the remote host loads as part of its startup several necessary DLLs without specifying their pathnames. An attacker with local access can exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary programs on the affected host with LOCAL SYSTEM privileges.


Upgrade to ZoneAlarm build 6.1.744.001 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21165

File Name: zone_alarm_priv_escalation.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Family: Firewalls

Published: 2006/03/29

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1221

BID: 17037

OSVDB: 23829