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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-3489

Original release date: 09/30/2009
Last revised: 10/03/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 installs the Adobe Active File Monitor V8 service with an insecure security descriptor, which allows local users to (1) stop the service via the stop command, (2) execute arbitrary commands as SYSTEM by using the config command to modify the binPath variable, or (3) restart the service via the start command.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
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: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2798
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36895
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090929 Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Active File Monitor Service Bad Security Descriptor Local Elevation Of Privileges
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/09/potential_photoshop_elements_8.html
External Source: BID
Name: 36542
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022963
External Source: MISC
Name: http://retrogod.altervista.org/9sg_adobe_pe_local.html

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