Viscosity 1.6.7 DLL untrusted search path
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A vulnerability was found in Viscosity 1.6.7. It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown code of the component DLL Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a untrusted search path vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-426. The application searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the application's direct control. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
The weakness was shared 01/31/2017 by Kacper Szurek (window) as Viscosity for Windows 1.6.7 Privilege Escalation as confirmed mailinglist post (Full-Disclosure). It is possible to read the advisory at seclists.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-20123. Attacking locally is a requirement. A authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1574 according to MITRE ATT&CK.
A public exploit has been developed by Kacper Szurek and been published immediately after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at github.com.
Upgrading to version 1.6.8 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at sparklabs.com.
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ExploitingClass: Untrusted search path
Author: Kacper Szurek
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Upgrade: Viscosity 1.6.8
01/31/2017 +0 days 🔍
02/08/2017 +8 days 🔍
06/27/2022 +1964 days 🔍
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SourcesAdvisory: Viscosity for Windows 1.6.7 Privilege Escalation
Researcher: Kacper Szurek (window)
CVE: CVE-2017-20123 (🔍)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
EntryCreated: 02/08/2017 10:44 AM
Updated: 11/12/2022 07:11 AM
Changes: 02/08/2017 10:44 AM (42), 06/20/2020 06:17 PM (1), 06/27/2022 11:57 PM (22), 11/12/2022 07:00 AM (2), 11/12/2022 07:11 AM (28)
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