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Vulnerability of Symantec PGP/Encryption Desktop: privilege escalation via RDDService

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can store a malicious program in the PATH of RDDService of Symantec PGP/Encryption Desktop, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted systems: Symantec Encryption Desktop, PGP Desktop.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Creation date: 02/08/2013.
Références of this alert: BID-61489, CVE-2013-1610, SYM13-010, VIGILANCE-VUL-13193.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Symantec PGP Desktop and Symantec Encryption Desktop products install the RDDService service.

However, this service calls an external command without using its full access path.

A local attacker can therefore store a malicious program in the PATH of RDDService of Symantec PGP/Encryption Desktop, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This cybersecurity bulletin impacts software or systems such as Symantec Encryption Desktop, PGP Desktop.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity weakness is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer vulnerability bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

Symantec Encryption Desktop: version 10.3.1.
The version 10.3.1 is fixed.
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