Privilege escalation in ESET Cyber Security, Endpoint Security and Antivirus for macOS



Published: 2019-10-17
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-16519
CWE-ID CWE-912
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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ESET Cyber Security
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

ESET Endpoint Security for macOS
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor Eset

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Hidden functionality

EUVDB-ID: #VU21925

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-16519

CWE-ID: CWE-912 - Hidden Functionality (Backdoor)

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to presence of an undocumented feature in scheduled tasks. A local user can execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

ESET Cyber Security: 6.7.900.0

ESET Endpoint Security for macOS: 6.7.900.0

ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS: 6.7.900.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://support.eset.com/ca7317/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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