#VU15569 Insecure DLL loading


Published: 2018-10-29 | Updated: 2018-10-29

Vulnerability identifier: #VU15569

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-15452

CWE-ID: CWE-427

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Cisco AMP for Endpoints
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor: Cisco Systems, Inc

Description
The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to insecure .dll loading mechanism when opening files. A local attacker can place a file along with specially crafted .dll file on a remote SBM or WebDAV share, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco AMP for Endpoints: All versions

CPE

External links
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181029-amp-dll


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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