EMC Retrospect application launcher service code execution

retrospect-code-execution (26227) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


EMC Retrospect could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system. Due to insecure file permissions, an attacker could replace the Retrospect.exe file with a Trojan, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges once the application launcher service launches the file.


Gain Privileges


Refer to EMC Retrospect Knowledge Base Article 9507 for upgrade information. See References.


  • EMC Restrospect Knowledgebase Article # 9507: Retrospect Application Security Update April 2006.
  • CVE-2006-2155: EMC Retrospect for Windows 6.5 before 6.5.382, 7.0 before 7.0.344, and 7.5 before allows local users to execute arbitrary code by replacing the Retrospect.exe file, possibly due to improper file permissions.
  • OSVDB ID: 25161: EMC Retrospect Retrospect.exe Path Subversion Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA19850: EMC Retrospect Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • EMC Retrospect 6.5
  • EMC Retrospect 7.0
  • EMC Retrospect 7.5


Apr 17, 2006

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