Avecto Defendpoint up to 4.4 SR5/5.1 Environment Variable untrusted search path

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A vulnerability was found in Avecto Defendpoint up to 4.4 SR5/5.1. It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown code. The manipulation as part of a Environment Variable leads to a untrusted search path vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-426. The product searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the product's direct control. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Avecto Defendpoint 4 prior to 4.4 SR6 and 5 prior to 5.1 SR1 has an Untrusted Search Path vulnerability, exploitable by modifying environment variables to trigger automatic elevation of an attacker's process launch.

The weakness was released 04/17/2019. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2018-10959 since 05/09/2018. Attacking locally is a requirement. A authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1574 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Applying the patch 4.4 SR6/5.1 SR1 is able to eliminate this problem.





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Class: Untrusted search path
CWE: CWE-426
ATT&CK: T1574

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Patch: 4.4 SR6/5.1 SR1


05/09/2018 🔍
04/17/2019 +343 days 🔍
04/17/2019 +0 days 🔍
08/29/2023 +1595 days 🔍


Advisory: hackandpwn.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-10959 (🔍)


Created: 04/17/2019 10:30 PM
Updated: 08/29/2023 01:10 PM
Changes: 04/17/2019 10:30 PM (38), 05/30/2020 07:51 AM (17), 08/29/2023 01:10 PM (4)
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