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ESET 7.0 Kernel Memory Leak

ESET 7.0 Kernel Memory Leak
Posted Oct 28, 2014
Authored by Kyriakos Economou | Site portcullis-security.com

ESET versions 5.0 through 7.0 suffer from a kernel memory leak vulnerability.

tags | advisory, kernel, memory leak
advisories | CVE-2014-4974
MD5 | 0d7f4a310a0cbb23addfe9d0190134ec

ESET 7.0 Kernel Memory Leak

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Vulnerability title: Kernel Memory Leak in ESET Multiple Windows Products
CVE: CVE-2014-4974
Vendor: ESET
Product: Multiple Windows Products
Affected version: 5.0 - 7.0
Fixed version: Build 1212
Reported by: Kyriakos Economou

Details:

The latest, and earlier versions, of ESET Smart Security and ESET Endpoint Security products for Windows XP OS allow any local user to leak privileged information from kernel memory by exploiting a vulnerability in the ESET Personal Firewall NDIS filter (EpFwNdis.sys) kernel mode driver also known as Personal Firewall module: Build 1183 (20140214) and prior.
The vulnerability is caused by improper validation for some IOCTLs. This issue is addressed in Firewall Module Build 1212 (20140609) by allowing by default only Administrator users to interact with the driver through IOCTLs.

Further details at:

https://www.portcullis-security.com/security-research-and-downloads/security-advisories/cve-2014-4974/

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