avast! Professional Edition < 5.0.418 Local Privilege Escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 44876


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is running avast! Professional Edition. The installed version of this software is potentially affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability because the 'aavmker4.sys' driver fails to sufficiently sanitize user-supplied input passed via a specially crafted IOCTL request.


Upgrade to Avast! Professional Edition 5.0.418 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44876

File Name: avast_5_0_418_local_priv_escalation.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/02/23

Modified: 2016/05/04

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:avast:avast_antivirus_professional

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0705

BID: 38363

OSVDB: 62510

CWE: 20