#VU25321 Insecure DLL loading


Published: 2020-02-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU25321

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-5821

CWE-ID: CWE-427

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls
Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition
Client/Desktop applications / Antivirus software/Personal firewalls

Vendor: Broadcom

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to the application loads DLL libraries in an insecure manner. A local user can use a specially crafted .dll file and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Symantec Endpoint Protection: 14.2 RU1 - 14.2 RU2

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition: 14.0.1904.0000 - 14.2.5323.2000


CPE

External links
http://support.symantec.com/us/en/article.SYMSA1505.html


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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