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Secunia Security Advisory 16583

Secunia Security Advisory 16583
Posted Feb 23, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Visnetic AntiVirus Plug-in for MailServer, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 16583

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TITLE:
Visnetic AntiVirus Plug-in for MailServer Privilege Escalation

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA16583

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/16583/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Privilege escalation

WHERE:
Local system

SOFTWARE:
Visnetic AntiVirus Plug-in for MailServer 4.x
http://secunia.com/product/5629/

DESCRIPTION:
Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Visnetic AntiVirus
Plug-in for MailServer, which can be exploited by malicious, local
users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to the Visnetic AntiVirus Plug-in
(DKAVUpSch.exe) not dropping its privileges before invoking other
programs. This can be exploited to invoke arbitrary programs on the
system with SYSTEM privileges.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in versions 4.6.0.4 and 4.6.1.1.
Prior versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 4.6.1.2.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Secunia Research

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2005-65/

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

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

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