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PGP Desktop PGPserv Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks version of PGP Desktop

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a
privilege escalation issue.

Description :

The version of PGP Desktop installed on the remote host reportedly can
permit a remote authenticated user to execute arbitrary code on the
affected host with LOCAL SYSTEM rights. The issue arises because
the software operates a service named 'PGPServ' or 'PGPsdkServ' that
exposes a named pipe that fails to validate the object data passed to
it.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?eaff6760
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/458137/30/0/threaded

Solution :

Upgrade to PGP Desktop version 9.5.2 or later, as the change log suggests
the issue has been addressed in that version.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.8
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:R/C:C/I:C/A:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 22247

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

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