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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2564

Original release date: 07/21/2009
Last revised: 12/01/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

NOS Microsystems getPlus Download Manager, as used in Adobe Reader 1.6.2.36 and possibly other versions, Corel getPlus Download Manager before 1.5.0.48, and possibly other products, installs NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe with insecure permissions (Everyone:Full Control), which allows local users to gain SYSTEM privileges by replacing getPlus_HelperSvc.exe with a Trojan horse program, as demonstrated by use of getPlus Download Manager within Adobe Reader. NOTE: within Adobe Reader, the scope of this issue is limited because the program is deleted and the associated service is not automatically launched after a successful installation and reboot.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090720 Adobe related service (getPlus_HelperSvc.exe) local elevation of privileges
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2898
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 9199
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/07/local_privilege_escalation_in.html
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-286B
External Source: BID
Name: 35740
External Source: XF
Name: getplus-nos-insecure-permissions(54383)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36331
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023007
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1969
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://retrogod.altervista.org/9sg_adobe_local.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5719
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35930
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5719
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)