ZAK in Appstation mode allows users to bypass the "Run only allowed apps" policy by starting Explorer from Office 97 applications (such as Word), installing software into the TEMP directory, and changing the name to that for an allowed application, such as Winword.exe.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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