TeamViewer Insecure Directory Permissions Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52716


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


According to its version number, the TeamViewer install on the remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to insecure file system permissions that are granted during installation.

When 'Remote Access' is enabled, it may be possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges when an administrative user launches the desktop application.

Note that this issue does not affect TeamViewer installed on Windows XP or 2003.


Upgrade to TeamViewer 6.0.10344 or later.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52716

File Name: teamviewer_6_0_10344.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/03/18

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 52715

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/TeamViewer/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/03/09

Reference Information

BID: 46797

OSVDB: 72288

Secunia: 43293