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Improper access control in Scanguard

Published: 2019-11-19
Severity Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-18895
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor Scanguard

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 7.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-18895

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain unauthorized access to otherwise restricted functionality.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions for the installation directory. A local attacker can escalate privileges on the target system via a Trojan horse executable file.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Scanguard: -, 2019-11-12

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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.