Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.x < 11.1.1 Unquoted Search Path Local Privilege Escalation (SYM16-006)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91124


A drive encryption management agent installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of the Symantec Endpoint Encryption (SEE) Drive Encryption Client installed on the remote Windows host is 11.x prior to 11.1.1.
It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to an unquoted search path in EEDService. A local attacker can exploit this to escalate privileges.


Upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Encryption version 11.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91124

File Name: symantec_endpoint_encryption_drive_encryption_11_1_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/05/13

Modified: 2017/10/12

Dependencies: 91125

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:endpoint_encryption

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Symantec Endpoint Encryption Drive Encryption Client

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8156

BID: 90050

OSVDB: 138214