Privilege escalation in Snow Inventory Agent for Windows



Published: 2021-02-23
Risk Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CWE ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Snow Inventory Agent for Windows
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor Snow Software

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Security restrictions bypass

Risk: Low

CVSSv3: 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: N/A

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to unspecified error, related to usage of the CPUID component for monitoring CPU on client instances. A local user can run a specially crafted program to escalate privileges on the affected system.

Mitigation

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

Vendor recommends to disable CPUID support until the issue is resolved.

Vulnerable software versions

Snow Inventory Agent for Windows: 5.3.1, 6.0.0, 6.0.2, 6.1.0, 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.3.0, 6.5.0, 6.6.0, 6.7.0

CPE External links

https://community.snowsoftware.com/s/article/Snow-Inventory-Agent-for-Windows-vulnerability-000015758

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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