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Windows: code execution via WinVerifyTrust
Synthesis of the vulnerability
An attacker can alter a valid signed file, without being noticed by WinVerifyTrust, in order to deceive the victim so it runs the program.
Vulnerable software: Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R0, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Severity of this announce: 3/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: user access/rights.
Attacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 10/12/2013.
Revision date: 30/07/2014.
Références of this computer vulnerability: 2893294, BID-64079, CERTA-2013-AVI-664, CVE-2013-3900, MS13-098, VIGILANCE-VUL-13927.
Description of the vulnerability
The Authenticode feature checks the signature of an executable, in order to warn users before running the program
However, the WinVerifyTrust function does not correctly check the hash of the executable file.
An attacker can therefore alter a valid signed file, without being noticed by WinVerifyTrust, in order to deceive the victim, so he runs the program.
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