Symantec Norton Security/Endpoint Protection SBE on Windows DLL Loader untrusted search path

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A vulnerability was found in Symantec Norton Security and Endpoint Protection SBE on Windows (Anti-Malware Software) (version unknown). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is some unknown functionality of the component DLL Loader. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-426. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 04/15/2019 by Cisco with Cisco Talos as SYMSA1479 as confirmed security advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-18369 since 10/15/2018. The attack needs to be approached locally. A authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371759 (Symantec SEP Cloud Vulnerabilities and Norton Security for Windows(SYMSA1479)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 107994). The entries 134097 and 134098 are pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.2

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Vendor Base Score (Symantec): 6.4
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-426
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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10/15/2018 🔍
04/15/2019 +182 days 🔍
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04/23/2019 +8 days 🔍
04/26/2019 +3 days 🔍
06/02/2020 +403 days 🔍



Advisory: SYMSA1479
Researcher: Cisco
Organization: Cisco Talos
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-18369 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 107994 - Multiple Symantec Products CVE-2018-18366 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability

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Created: 04/26/2019 07:04 AM
Updated: 06/02/2020 11:52 AM
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