EPSON Network Utility installs EpsonBidirectionalService with insecure permissions

ID VU:672500
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2015-11-19T14:40:00



EPSON Network Utility contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability, which allows a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.


CWE-276: Incorrect Default Permissions - CVE-2015-6034

EPSON Network Utility v4.10 is an application that checks the printer status and displays the printing progress over the network. During installation, the EPSON Network Utility creates EpsonBidirectionalService which runs as SYSTEM. The corresponding executable, eEBSVC.exe, has insecure permissions, allowing full access to the "Everyone" group in Windows. By replacing eEBSVC.exe with a malicious file of the same name, an attacker can execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.


A local, authenticated attacker can execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.


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__ SEIKO EPSON Corp. / Epson America Inc.

Notified: August 14, 2015 Updated: November 19, 2015

Statement Date: September 16, 2015


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CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
Base | 6.6 | AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal | 5.5 | E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental | 4.1 | CDP:N/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Will Hunt of 7Safe Ltd for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Brian Gardiner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2015-6034
Date Public: | 2015-10-27
Date First Published: | 2015-10-27
Date Last Updated: | 2015-11-19 14:40 UTC
Document Revision: | 41