Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager CVE-2018-18368 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

November 14, 2019

Description

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker can leverage this issue to gain elevated privileges. Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager versions prior to 14.2 RU1 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.0
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.0 RU7-MP4a
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 RU2
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 RU3
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 RU4
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 RU4 MP1
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 RU4a
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 RU5
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 RU6
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 RU6 MP10
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1-RU6-MP1
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1-RU6-MP2
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1-RU6-MP3
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1-RU6-MP4
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1-RU6-MP5
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.0
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.1
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.2
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.2015.2015
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.3
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.4023.4080
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 14.0.3752.1000
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 14.2

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Ensure that only trusted users have local, interactive access to affected computers.

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Permit access to systems for trusted and accountable individuals only.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

Ilias Dimopoulos


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