VDB-12142 · CVE-2014-1213 · BID 65286

Sophos Anti-Virus/Threat Engine Detection 3.48/10.0.11 Access Control List access control

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Sophos Anti-Virus and Threat Engine Detection 3.48/10.0.11 (Anti-Malware Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component Access Control List Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was disclosed 01/31/2014 by Graham Sutherland with Portcullis Computer Security Ltd as Vulnerability title: Denial of Service in Sophos Anti Virus as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at portcullis-security.com. The public release has been coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-1213 since 01/07/2014. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

A public exploit has been developed by Graham Sutherland and been published immediately after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at seclists.org. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72337 (Sophos Anti-Virus Engine < 3.50.1 System Objects DoS), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 3.50 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1029713), Vulnerability Center (SBV-43297) and Tenable (72337). Additional details are provided at seclists.org.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.6

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Graham Sutherland
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Nessus ID: 72337
Nessus Name: Sophos Anti-Virus Engine < 3.50.1 System Objects DoS
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Anti-Virus/Threat Engine Detection 3.50


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Vendor: https://www.sophos.com/

Advisory: Vulnerability title: Denial of Service in Sophos Anti Virus
Researcher: Graham Sutherland
Organization: Portcullis Computer Security Ltd
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-1213 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1029713
Vulnerability Center: 43297 - Sophos Anti-Virus engine (SAVi) before 3.50.1 and VDL Multiple Versions Local DoS or Bypass Restrictions Vulnerabilities, Medium
SecurityFocus: 65286 - Sophos Anti-Virus CVE-2014-1213 Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: 102762

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Created: 02/03/2014 01:31 PM
Updated: 06/08/2021 11:39 PM
Changes: (1) source_nessus_risk
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