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Symantec Endpoint Protection Application/Device Control Policy Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2014-01-10    Views:  1,136

Secunia Advisory SA56345

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Symantec Endpoint Protection, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when handling Application/Device Control (ADC) custom policies and can be exploited to bypass other ADC policies and subsequently gain access to certain files or directories.

The vulnerability is reported in versions 12.x.


Solution:
Update to the latest 12.1.x version (Contact the vendor for further details).

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Matthew Hembree.

Original Advisory:
Symantec (SYM14-001):
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&suid=20140109_00

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