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Symantec LiveUpdate for Machintosh Privilege Escalation

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Release Date:  2006-04-18    Last Update:  2006-04-26    Views:  11,024

Secunia Advisory SA19682

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Symantec LiveUpdate for Machintosh, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to certain components not setting their execution path environment, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary programs with System Administrative privileges.


Solution:
Apply latest LiveUpdate patch.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits DigitalMunition.com.

Original Advisory:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.04.17b.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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