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Local code execution in Bitdefender BOX

Published: 2019-11-07
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-12612
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Bitdefender BOX
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor Bitdefender

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 5.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-12612

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary code to the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A local authenticated administrator can pass arbitrary code to the BOX appliance via the web API.

In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker needs presence in Bitdefender BOX setup network and Bitdefender BOX be in setup mode.


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Vulnerable software versions

Bitdefender BOX: -

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.