A malicious application can take advantage of a vulnerability in Symantec Endpoint Protection to leak privileged information and/or execute code with higher privileges, thus taking full control over the affected host.
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A little while ago, I discovered a vulnerability, CVE-2017-18019, affecting a kernel driver of multiple K7 Computing security products, as well as the products of Defenx, both for Windows. Both were affected because they were using the same anti virus engine, and both are now patched. The proof of concept was based on an invalid […]
We recently identified a vulnerability in the digitally signed Bitdefender GravityZone installer. The vulnerability allows an attacker to execute malicious code without breaking the original digital signature, and without embedding anything malicious into the installer itself. This means that an appropriately positioned attacker can cause the signed installer to run an arbitrary remotely hosted executable. […]
Commonly, malware will fingerprint the host it executes on, in an attempt to discover more about its environment and act accordingly. Part of this process is quite often dedicated to analyzing specific data in order to figure out if the malware is running inside a VM, which could just be a honeypot or an analysis […]