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Secunia Security Advisory 49631

Secunia Security Advisory 49631
Posted Jun 18, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

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MD5 | 3534e2cce1f4e9738326bd88f8af5142

Secunia Security Advisory 49631

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TITLE:
Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator Insecure File Permissions

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49631

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49631/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49631

RELEASE DATE:
2012-06-18

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49631/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/49631/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49631

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in Symantec LiveUpdate
Administrator, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to
perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused due to insecure default permissions
("Everyone" group granted "Full Control") being set on certain files,
which can be exploited to remove, manipulate, and replace application
files.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 2.3.1.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.3.1.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Tenable Network Security.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120615_00

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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