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vulnerability CVE-2014-3431

Symantec PGP Desktop, Encryption Desktop: file manipulation on OS X

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker can alter a file of Symantec PGP Desktop or Encryption Desktop installed on OS X, in order to create a file or to change permissions.
Impacted software: Symantec Encryption Desktop, PGP Desktop.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Consequences of an attack: data creation/edition.
Attacker's origin: user shell.
Creation date: 23/06/2014.
Références of this announce: BID-68077, CVE-2014-3431, SYM14-011, VIGILANCE-VUL-14920.

Description of the vulnerability

The Symantec PGP Desktop or Symantec Encryption Desktop product can be installed on OS X.

However, some files are installed with world-writeable permissions. A local attacker can thus alter them:
 - to create new files, or
 - to change permissions of an existing file.

A local attacker can therefore alter a file of Symantec PGP Desktop or Encryption Desktop installed on OS X, in order to create a file or to change permissions.
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