Parallels Desktop Networking Service Integer Underflow Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ID ZDI-20-1013
Type zdi
Reporter Meysam Firouzi @R00tkitSMM
Modified 2020-08-18T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Parallels Desktop. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute high-privileged code on the target guest system in order to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the prl_naptd process. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in an integer underflow before writing to memory. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute code in the context of the hypervisor.