Symantec Endpoint Protection ccSvc Missing Authentication Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2020-02-11T00:00:00
ID ZDI-20-218
Type zdi
Reporter Z0mb1E
Modified 2020-06-22T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Symantec Endpoint Protection. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the ccSvc.dll module. By invoking a method of a COM class, an attacker can launch an arbitrary executable. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of SYSTEM.