Privilege escalation in Sophos HitmanPro.Alert



Published: 2020-03-03
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-9540
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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HitmanPro.Alert
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor Sophos

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU25752

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9540

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to an unspecified error. A local attacker can gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

HitmanPro.Alert: 63 - 859


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.hitmanpro.com/en-us/whatsnewalert.aspx

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.



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