Symantec VIP Access Arbitrary DLL Execution

Type packetstorm
Reporter hyp3rlinx
Modified 2016-12-09T00:00:00


                                            `[+] Credits: John Page aka hyp3rlinx  
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[+] Source:  
[+] ISR: ApparitionSec  
Symantec VIP Access  
Desktop versions prior to 2.2.2  
Vulnerability Type:  
Arbitrary DLL Execution  
CVE Reference:  
Vulnerability Details:  
VIP Access Desktop UI Manager invokes DLLs from the current working folder  
during startup. A malicious local user can create  
specifically modified DLLs to replace the normal product DLLs required  
during startup.  
Then, by redirecting the startup path of the VIP Access Desktop UI Manager  
the user can cause the VIP Access Desktop  
UI Manager to invoke the substituted DLL instead of the required product  
DLL. Any specifically modified code execution  
could be performed with logged-on user privileges, which is normally  
user-level access in currently supported operating systems.  
Ultimately, this problem is caused by a failure to properly validate  
required product DLLs during start-up.  
This could result in a local user being able to manipulate VIP Access  
Desktop to load and execute an arbitrary DLL of the useras  
choice with user-level privileges.  
Disclosure Timeline:  
Vendor Notification: Feburary 4, 2016  
December 8, 2016 : Public Disclosure  
Exploitation Technique:  
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