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Safend Data Protection Agent (SDPAgent) Privilege Escalation via Unquoted Service Path

Summary

Safend Data is vulnerable to a privilege elevation vulnerability in the SDPAgent Windows service file relating to unquoted service paths.

  • CVE number: CVE-2012-4761
  • Impact: Medium
  • Vendor homepage: http://www.wave.com/products/safend-protector
  • Vendor notified: 11/09/2012
  • Vendor response: This will be fixed in the next release.
  • Credit: Joseph Sheridan of ReactionIS

Affected Products

Safend Data (Client software) 3.4.5586.9772. Other versions may also be affected.

Details

The SDPAgent Windows service path has spaces in the path and is not quoted:

C:\Program Files\Safend\Data Protection Agent\SDPAgent.exe

Instead of:
"C:\Program Files\Safend\Data Protection Agent\SDPAgent.exe"

This could allow a user with write access to the c: drive to create a malicious C:\program.exe file (or even "c:\program files\safend\data.exe") which would be run in place of the intended file.

Impact

An attacker may be able to elevate privileges to local system level.

Solution

This issue will be fixed in the next release.

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