Avira Security prior 1.1.78 on Windows unquoted search path

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A vulnerability was found in Avira Security on Windows. It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a unquoted search path vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-428. The product uses a search path that contains an unquoted element, in which the element contains whitespace or other separators. This can cause the product to access resources in a parent path. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

Avira Security for Windows contains an unquoted service path which allows attackers with local administrative privileges to cause a Denial of Service. The issue was fixed with Avira Security version 1.1.78

The weakness was shared 01/10/2023. It is possible to read the advisory at support.norton.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2022-4429 since 12/12/2022. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1574.009 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 1.1.78 eliminates this vulnerability.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Temp Score: 6.2
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NVD Base Score: 4.4
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CNA Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Unquoted search path
CWE: CWE-428 / CWE-426
ATT&CK: T1574.009

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Security 1.1.78


12/12/2022 CVE reserved
01/10/2023 +29 days Advisory disclosed
01/10/2023 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/31/2023 +21 days VulDB last update


Advisory: support.norton.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-4429 (🔒)


Created: 01/10/2023 02:53 PM
Updated: 01/31/2023 08:20 AM
Changes: 01/10/2023 02:53 PM (48), 01/31/2023 08:20 AM (11)
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