PGP Desktop PGPserv Crafted Data Object Arbitrary Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 24246


The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a privilege escalation issue.


The version of PGP Desktop installed on the remote host reportedly can allow a remote, authenticated user to execute arbitrary code on the affected host with LOCAL SYSTEM privileges. The issue arises because the software operates a service named 'PGPServ' or 'PGPsdkServ' that exposes a named pipe that fails to validate the object data passed to it.


Upgrade to PGP Desktop version 9.5.2 or later, as the change log suggests the issue has been addressed in that version.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24246

File Name: pgp_desktop_pgpserv_priv_escalation.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/01/26

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 64852

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pgp:desktop_for_windows, cpe:/a:symantec:encryption_desktop

Required KB Items: SMB/symantec_encryption_desktop/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0603

BID: 22247

OSVDB: 32969, 32970