Check Point Endpoint Security Initial Client up to E81.29 on Windows DLL untrusted search path

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A vulnerability was found in Check Point Endpoint Security Initial Client up to E81.29 on Windows. It has been rated as critical. This issue affects some unknown processing of the component DLL Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-426. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Check Point Endpoint Security Initial Client for Windows before version E81.30 tries to load a DLL placed in any PATH location on a clean image without Endpoint Client installed. An attacker can leverage this to gain LPE using a specially crafted DLL placed in any PATH location accessible with write permissions to the user.

The weakness was shared 08/29/2019. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2019-8461 since 02/18/2019. Attacking locally is a requirement. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading to version E81.30 eliminates this vulnerability.

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-426
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Upgrade: Endpoint Security Initial Client E81.30

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Vendor: https://www.checkpoint.com/

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CVE: CVE-2019-8461 (🔍)

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Created: 08/30/2019 03:40 PM
Updated: 08/10/2020 10:57 AM
Changes: (17) vulnerability_cwe vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a source_cve_assigned source_cve_nvd_summary
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