Symantec SAVCE RTVScan Component Local Privilege Escalation (SYM07-017)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25734
SynopsisThe remote host contains a program that is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote installation of Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition (SAVCE) or Symantec Client Security contains a flaw in the Real-Time scanner (RTVScan) component because it fails to drop its privileges with in a threat notification window. A local attacker may be able to leverage this flaw to elevate his privileges to SYSTEM level and gain complete control of the affected system.
Note that successful exploitation requires that the Notification Message window be enabled.
SolutionSAVCE product branch 9.0 should be be upgraded to 126.96.36.1990 or better. SAVCE product branch 10.0 & 10.1 should be upgraded to 10.1.4.4010 or better.