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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.814309
Category:Privilege escalation
Title:Norton Utilities DLL Preloading Vulnerability (Windows)
Summary:This host is running Norton Utilities; and is prone to local privilege-escalation vulnerability
Description:Summary:
This host is running Norton Utilities
and is prone to local privilege-escalation vulnerability

Vulnerability Insight:
The flaw exists because when an application
looks to call a DLL for execution, it can accept a malicious DLL also instead.
The vulnerability can be exploited by a simple file write (or potentially an
over-write) which results in a foreign DLL running under the context of the
application.

Vulnerability Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow a local
attacker to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of
the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial of
service condition.

Affected Software/OS:
Norton Utilities versions prior to 16.0.3.44

Solution:
Upgrade to version 16.0.3.44. For updates
refer to Reference links.

CVSS Score:
4.4

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2018-5235
BugTraq ID: 105099
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105099
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