CVE-2014-4973 - Privilege Escalation in ESET Windows Products

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-08-26T00:00:00


Vulnerability title: Privilege Escalation in ESET Windows Products CVE: CVE-2014-4973 Vendor: ESET Product: ESET Windows Products Affected version: v5.0 - 7.0 (Firewall Module Build 1183 (20140214) and earlier) Fixed version: v6 - v7 (Firewall Module Build 1212 (20140609)) Reported by: Kyriakos Economou


Versions 5.0 - 7.0 of ESET Smart Security and ESET Endpoint Security products for Windows XP OS allow a low privileged user to execute code as SYSTEM by exploiting a vulnerability in the ESET Personal Firewall NDIS filter (EpFwNdis.sys) kernel mode driver also mentioned as Personal Firewall module Build 1183 (20140214) and prior. This is a 'trusted value vulnerability' that can be triggered through a specific IOCTL with a specifically crafted buffer, to force the driver to validate an improper IOCTL.

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