Symantec Encryption Desktop Unquoted Search Path

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69307


The remote Windows host has an encryption application installed that uses an unquoted service path.


The version of Symantec Encryption Desktop or Symantec PGP Desktop installed on the remote host has a service that uses an unquoted search path that contains at least one whitespace. A local attacker could gain elevated privileges by inserting an executable file in the path of the affected service.


Upgrade to Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.0 MP3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69307

File Name: symantec_encryption_desktop_sym13-010.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/12/2013

Updated: 6/12/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:encryption_desktop, cpe:/a:symantec:pgp_desktop

Required KB Items: SMB/Services/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/1/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/1/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1610

BID: 61489