Advisory Details

May 31st, 2024

G DATA Total Security Link Following Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-24-558
ZDI-CAN-22313

CVE ID CVE-2024-1868
CVSS SCORE 7.8, AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
AFFECTED VENDORS G DATA
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Total Security
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of G DATA Total Security. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the G DATA Backup Service. By creating a symbolic link, an attacker can abuse the service to overwrite a file. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of SYSTEM.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Fixed in version (25.5.17.355)


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2024-01-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2024-05-31 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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