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Vulnerability Assessment Details

BitDefender Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks date of BitDefender's virus signatures

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host contains an application that is prone to a
local format string vulnerability.

Description :

The version of BitDefender installed on the remote host fails to
sanitize scan job settings of format strings. By leveraging this
flaw, a local attacker may be able to crash the antivirus application
or possibly even gain complete control of the affected system.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2007-01/0456.html
http://www.bitdefender.com/KB325-en--Format-string-vulnerability.html

Solution :

Run BitDefender's regular update function.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/I:C/A:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 22128

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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