Privilege escalation in Bomgar Remote Support Agent

Published: 2017-10-30 12:51:22
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2017-5996
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Remote Support Agent
Vulnerable software versions Remote Support Agent 16.2.3
Remote Support Agent 16.2.2
Remote Support Agent 16.2.1
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Vendor URL Bomgar

Security Advisory

1) Insecure DLL loading


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insecure .dll loading mechanism when opening files. A local attacker can place a file along with specially crafted .dll file in the Bomgar directory in 'C:\ProgramData\' and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.


Update to version 15.2.3, 16.1.5 or 16.2.4.

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