Symantec SAVCE RTVScan Component Local Privilege Escalation (SYM07-017)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25734


The remote host contains a program that is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


The 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.


SAVCE product branch 9.0 should be be upgraded to or better. SAVCE product branch 10.0 & 10.1 should be upgraded to or better.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25734

File Name: savce_local_priv_escalation.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/07/19

Modified: 2016/06/13

Dependencies: 21725

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Antivirus/SAVCE/version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3800

BID: 24810

OSVDB: 36116