CVE-2018-6852 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control vulnerability in Sophos products

Publication

2018-07-09

Last modification

2018-09-07

Summary

Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise before 8.00.5, SafeGuard Easy before 7.00.3, and SafeGuard LAN Crypt before 3.95.2 are vulnerable to Local Privilege Escalation via IOCTL 0x80202298. By crafting an input buffer we can control the execution path to the point where the nt!memset function is called to zero out contents of a user-controlled address. We can take advantage of this condition to zero-out the pointer to the security descriptor in the object header of a privileged process or modify the security descriptor itself and run code in the context of a process running as SYSTEM.

Classification

CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control

Risk level (CVSS AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

High

7.2

Access Vector

  • Network
  • Adjacent Network
  • Local

Access Complexity

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Authentication

  • None
  • Single
  • Multiple

Confident. Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None

Integrity Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None